In the first case, the crime branch arrested one Menino Felix Fernandes, a 58-year-old man from Anjuna, and seized drugs worth Rs 7.5 lakh during a raid conducted at Anjuna in the wee hours of Friday.
Fernandes was found possessing 67 gm of MDMA and 9.39 gm of cocaine, both worth around Rs 7.5 lakh, the police said.
“We had been tracking movements of the accused. We suspect that the accused has been into drug related activities for many years. The probe is on to ascertain if he has any accomplices in the crime,” said crime branch DySP Sammy Tavares.
In the second drug haul case, the ANC arrested one
Akshat Kumar (23), who hails from Bihar, during a raid conducted near the fish market, Arambol in Pernem taluka.
Acting on a tip-off, an ANC team conducted the raid in the wee hours of Friday and nabbed Kumar for illegal possession of 2.5 kg of suspected ganja and 1.1 kg of suspected charas, both worth around Rs 4.5 lakh.
The Anjuna raid was conducted by crime branch team PSI Marlon D’Souza along with PSIs Sujay Korgaonkar, Laxi Amonkar, Edwin Dias and the staffers – Vinayak Sawant, Sriram Salgaonkar, Vinay Srivastava and Ashok Gawade.
On the other hand, the ANC team that conducted the raid at Arambol was led by PSI Rahul Naik, who worked under the supervision of PI Suraj Halarnkar.