Mumbai: Going all out in opposition to the narcotics mafia, the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) raided a number of locations in Mumbai and Delhi and got here throughout imported high-value medicine being despatched by overseas publish places of work to varied locations like Mumbai and Goa, an official mentioned right here on Tuesday.
The raids got here within the wake of the arrest of two drug peddlers in Mumbai three days in the past because the NCB, together with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED), is striving onerous to unravel the medicine mafia’s connections with celebs.
The arrested duo contains F. Ahmed, from Calangute, Goa, who works as a driver in a outstanding resort, whereas the Bengaluru-based buyer is linked with Web page Three celebs.
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The NCB raids have been carried out in Mumbai and Delhi from the place the sleuths seized imported trafficked bud (curate marijuana), sourced from US and Canada, and instructions a hefty worth of Rs 5,000 per one gramme on the streets, mentioned NCB Deputy Director Okay.P.S. Malhotra.
One consignment – sourced from the US – and meant for Mumbai was seized in Delhi, whereas one other amount confiscated in Mumbai – sourced from Canada – was meant for supply to Goa.
After the drug peddlers coughed out particulars, the NCB seized 3.50 kg of bud, which is in nice demand in Mumbai resulting in its excessive costs within the gray market and large earnings for the traffickers, he added.
The bud is primarily sourced via the Darknet which affords layers of anonymity to each the consumers and the sellers and the transactions are largely carried out utilizing crypto-currency.
Within the Delhi raids, the consignee was allegedly misguided by his Mumbai contacts who assured that some “legal stuff” was being procured from the US, which might be collected by them. The Mumbai-based individuals are at the moment absconding and the NCB is looking for them.
Curiously, among the individuals interrogated by the CBI, the NCB and the ED prior to now few days are understood to have spilled the beans on varied celebs and politicians allegedly partaking medicine at personal or rave events.
On this connection, Kishore Tiwari, Advisor to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has referred to as upon the Maharashtra Police to take cognisance of the sensational claims of actress Kangana Ranaut on “drugs flowing like water” in events.
In an announcement on Tuesday, Tiwari additionally urged Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh to research the latest statements made by actor Mukesh Khanna on how a number of murders in Bollywood have been allegedly handed off as suicides.
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The newest operations have been carried out underneath the supervision of a nationwide workforce of the NCB Zonal Director comprising Sameer Wankhede (Mumbai), Kuldeep Sharma (New Delhi) and Amit Ghawate (Bengaluru).
The investigators are hopeful of extra particulars rising over the following few days within the Bollywood-drugs mafia angle with attainable involvement of politicians and different celebs.