Drugs Probe: NCB Searches Cruise Ship On Its Return To Mumbai, Detains 8 People


The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested another drug peddler in reference to the seizure of banned medication from a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast, an NCB official stated on Wednesday. The NCB’s Mumbai zonal unit apprehended the drug peddler from suburban Powai late Tuesday night time after his identify cropped up throughout questioning of these arrested earlier within the cruise drug celebration case, the official stated.

With this, the anti-drugs company has up to now arrested 17 folks within the case, together with Bollywood famous person Shah Rukh Khan”s son Aryan Khan, and a few “high-profile organisers” belonging to a Delhi-based occasion administration firm.

Besides Aryan Khan, these arrested by the NCB embrace Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Satija, Ishmeet Chadha, Mohak Jaiswal, Gomit Chopra, Vikrant Chhokar and a drug provider from suburban Juhu.

In an operation performed on Monday and Tuesday, the NCB arrested 4 organisers belonging to an occasion administration agency, recognized as Gopal Jee Anand, Samir Sehgal, Manav Singhal and Bhaskar Arora,

It has additionally arrested Shreyas Nair, Manish Rajgaria and Avin Sahu, the company earlier stated.

The crackdown in opposition to drug peddlers and people associated to the cruise drug celebration case is on at varied places in Mumbai and different locations.

Earlier, Aryan Khan”s lawyer had claimed no medication have been recovered from his consumer”s possession.

The NCB on Sunday stated that they had seized 13 grams of cocaine, 5 grams of MD, 21 grams of charas and 22 drugs of Ecstasy and Rs 1.33 lakh following its raid on the Goa-bound ship.

On Tuesday, members of the family of among the arrested accused gathered exterior the NCB workplace in south Mumbai.

Aslam Merchant, the daddy of Arbaaz Merchant, advised media individuals that his son and Aryan Khan are harmless.

The NCB on Tuesday advised a courtroom right here that the matter has turn out to be just like the novels of Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes with “new twists and turns every moment”.

(PTI)




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