A Bollywood famous person’s son was amongst 10 individuals detained throughout a drug bust by a crew of Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) on a cruise ship off Mumbai coast on Saturday evening, prime sources informed News18. The NCB sleuths, who raided Cordelia cruise after it departed from Mumbai, seized medication equivalent to cocaine, cannabis and MD and located the actor’s son in possession of medication.
The event, which is certain to ship shockwaves via the movie fraternity, has been confirmed to News18 by two sources immediately conscious of the detention. The raids have been underway onboard the cruise on the time of publication of this report and additional particulars are awaited.
NCB sources from Mumbai informed News18 that the ship was to depart on Saturday for Goa. The company’s Mumbai zonal director, Sameer Wankhede, obtained a tip-off, after which he and a crew boarded the ship, posing as passengers. When the ship left Mumbai shores and was at mid-sea, a celebration started the place medication have been consumed, mentioned sources.
The NCB officers, current on the ship, instantly began searches and apprehended these consuming medication and seized the contraband.
The famous person’s son has been detained however not arrested but. An arrest will depend upon whether or not he had medication in his possession and was consuming them. Officers have been screening chat messages on his cellphone, mentioned NCB sources.
The entry payment alone for the occasion was within the vary of Rs 1 lakh, an officer informed CNN-News18.
Simply final week, NCB’s Mumbai and Goa groups in a joint operation had arrested Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal’s associate Gabriella Demetriades’s brother from Goa in reference to a medicine case. The bureau additionally seized charas from him, in accordance with sources. Gabriella’s brother Agisilaos Demetriades is of South African nationality and was arrested by the NCB final yr, too, as a part of its probe into the alleged drug use in Bollywood.
The NCB had launched a probe into the alleged drug use in Bollywood after the demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June on the premise of WhatsApp chats involving medication. The central company had earlier arrested Rajput’s buddy, actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, some staff of the late Bollywood actor and some others beneath sections of the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Rhea Chakraborty and another accused are at the moment out on bail.
In a separate incident, just a few days in the past, the Directorate of Income Intelligence (DRI) had seized two delivery containers on the Mundra Port, positioned in coastal Gujarat’s Kutch district, that had arrived from Afghanistan with not less than Rs 2,000 crore narcotics. Declared on the Customs desk as talcum powder, the DRI took a pattern of the product and had the powder analysed. It confirmed the presence of heroin, anticipated to be price not less than Rs 2,000 crore if no more on the worldwide market.
Later, the DRI arrested two Afghan nationals in reference to the case. “They’ve been part of Afghanistan-Pakistan drug nexus for a while now. Moreover the duo, yet another individual is concerned, who dealt with all export and import. This individual had additionally booked the container,” sources had informed CNN News18, including that the third accused left India for Afghanistan in June this yr.
(With Inputs from Herman Gomes and Ankur Sharma)