The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DIR) has busted India’s biggest drug racket and recovered 23,500 kg mandrax tablets (methaqualone), with an estimated worth of Rs 4,700 crore in the international market. A Bollywood producer has been arrested in the connection, an official said on Wednesday.

“It is India’s biggest drug racket busted by the DRI. I think it should also be the world’s biggest, as the seizure is around 23,500 kg. Its international value is estimated between Rs 4,500-Rs 4,700 crore,” DRI Director General Jayant Misra told IANS.

Misra said: “DRI’s Mumbai zonal unit got the tip off. It was further developed with the help of Border Security Force. A warehouse in Rajasthan’s Udaipur city housing the drugs was busted on October 28.

“In this connection, DRI arrested Bollywood producer Subhash Dudani from Mumbai on October 29,” he added.

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