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35 tons chloral hydrate, used to make synthetic toddy, seized

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A police team raided a factory in district and seized 35,000 kilogrammes of hydrate used in making "synthetic" toddy, an said Saturday.

The said the factory owner, Dilip Jadhav, was arrested in the raid carried out on Friday night, adding that the seized was worth Rs 70 lakh.

hydrate is a colourless solid with anti- convulsive properties that has use in the manufacture of sedative and

While natural is prepared from the alcoholic sap of coconut palms, the synthetic variety sees the use of hydrate among other ingredients.

The operation came on the back of an earlier seizure of two tonnes of chloral hydrate in along with the arrest of three persons, an said.

of station had led a team also comprising station personnel and carried out the raids.

"A person identified as Prakash Gopwani, who deals in the chemical, was arrested in this connection in Malad last week. He revealed the location of the chloral hydrate factory in following which police raided it," the official said.

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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 19:46 IST