The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested an alleged contraband dealer and detained another in connection with the drugs trafficking case linked to the case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, officials said on Wednesday.
The arrested man has been identified by the federal anti-narcotics agency as Zaid Vilatra. Indian currency worth Rs 9,55,750 and foreign currency (USD 2,081, 180 British Pounds, 15 dirhams), which the NCB claimed are “proceeds of drug peddling”, have been recovered from him.
“Zaid disclosed that he runs an eatery in Bandra which was not giving any pecuniary gains since lockdown. He also disclosed that he is into drug peddling especially bud, through which he used to earn a substantial amount of money,” the NCB said.
According to the NCB, the best quality of bud is sold for about Rs 5,000 per gram.
Zaid came under the scanner after the agency arrested two people — Abbas Lakhani and Karan Arora — in another narcotics case on August 27-28 in Mumbai and recovered a bud consignment from them.
Lakhani had “linkages” with Zaid, the NCB claimed.
The agency has also detained a Bandra resident identified as Basit Parihar after interrogating Zaid.
Parihar is “learnt to have linkages” with the narcotics case registered against Rajput’s live-in partner Rhea Chakraborty, 28, and others