They added that it was the first time Mumbai police had seized mephedrone, also known as 'meow meow' among peddlers and addicts, in liquid form.
Shah told police that he had sourced the drug from a firm called "Shree Sharda Chemicals" in Thane district's Badlapur MIDC area, police said.
"Shah revealed that this firm stored the drug in powder and liquid form in its factory. A raid was carried out by a team from Amboli police station under sub-inspector Daya Nayak yesterday," the official informed.
"One Narayan Patel (75) was arrested from the spot and raw material to manufacture drugs was seized. The factory premises has been sealed. Shah and Patel have been remanded in police custody till April 17," he said.
A case was registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and further investigations were underway, he said.
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