LSD Drug Network Exposed In Pune: Online Delivery App Dunzo Being Used To Trade, LSD Worth Rs 51.6 Lakhs Seized

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Mubarak Ansari

Pune, 25th May 2023: In a major breakthrough, the Anti-Narcotics Squad 1 of Pune City Police has uncovered a thriving narcotics network involving the use of Dunzo Online Delivery app to distribute LSD. Shockingly, highly-educated youth have been found selling these illegal substances.

The operation unfolded on 23rd May when Policeman Vishal Shinde, during a routine patrol, received tip-off that LSD was being supplied through Dunzo Online Delivery in Kothrud and other areas. Acting swiftly, the police detained Rohan Deepak Gavai (24), a resident of Kothrud, and seized valuables worth Rs 1.5 lakh from him. Notably, Rs 90,000 worth of 30mg LSD and other materials were confiscated during the arrest. Gavai was not acting alone, prompting the registration of a case under the NDPS Act against multiple accomplices.

Further investigations into the criminal network revealed the involvement of Sushant Kashinath Gaikwad (26) of Baner, Dhiraj Deepak Lalwani (24) of Sinhgad Road, Deepak Laxman Gehlot (25) of Pimple Saudagar and Omkar Ramesh Patil (25) of Wakad. The cops have seized valuables worth Rs 53.35 lakh which includes 1032 pieces of LSD weighing 17 grams worth Rs 51.60 lakh. Assistant Police Inspector Shailaja Jankar is conducting further investigation.

This successful operation was carried out under the guidance and supervision of Commissioner of Police Retesh Kumaarr, Joint Commissioner of Police Sandeep Karnik, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ramnath Pokle, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Amol Zende and ACP Sunil Pawar.

The team included Senior Police Inspector Vinayak Gaikwad, Assistant Police Inspector Shailaja Jankar, and police personnel Vishal Shinde, Manoj Kumar Salunke, Maruti Pardhi, Pandurang Pawar, Sujit Wadekar, Dnyaneshwar Ghorpade, Pravin Uttekar, Vishal Dalvi, Sandip Shirke, Rahul Joshi, Sandesh Kakade, Nitesh Jadhav, Sachin Malve, Rehana Sheikh and Yogesh Mohite.


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