Mumbai: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday arrested an alleged contraband supplier who has “links” with the medicine trafficking case pertaining to the demise case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, officers mentioned.
The man recognized as Zaid is known to be concerned within the provide of narcotics like bud or curated marijuana to the high-end occasion circles of Mumbai.
The very best quality of bud is offered on the price of about Rs 5,000 per gram, NCB officers mentioned.
Agency sleuths claimed he was arrested after they obtained some “vital leads” into the narcotics case registered towards Rajput’s live-partner Rhea Chakraborty and others.
The company final week had arrested two males for alleged drug trafficking within the western metropolis and it’s understood that the leads towards the detained man got here after questioning them.
Some extra such operators based mostly in Maharashtra, Delhi and Goa are underneath the scanner of the company, they mentioned.
A particular NCB group from Delhi, headed by deputy director (operations) Okay P S Malhotra, is tenting within the metropolis to take ahead this probe. The group additionally contains company officers from Mumbai and has been constituted by NCB Director General Rakesh Asthana.
The company filed a case underneath the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) after the Enforcement Directorate, additionally probing the demise case of the 34-year-old actor, shared with it a report after it cloned two cell phones of Rhea.
As per officers, the cell phone chats and messages indicated procurement and consumption of medication and these leads have been shared by the ED with the NCB and the CBI.