According to the Hindustan Times, 23-year-old Aryan and two others were taken into custody on Sunday after drug enforcers raided a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast and busted a party where drugs were being used. “Aryan and others were on the cruise ship where the agency busted a rave party,” NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede said. Officers seized 13 grams of cocaine, five grams of MD, 21 grams of charas and 22 pills of MDMA, and 133,000 INR during the raid.
A delhi based company is believed to have organised the party and a series of others on cruise ships. The cruise ship was scheduled to go to Goa on Saturday night and return to Mumbai by Monday.
The 23-year-old and others were taken for a medical examination at a hospital in Mumbai after which Aryan was brought back to the NCB’s office for an interrogation. Officials said they were tipped off about the rave party and boarded the ship as passengers.The court had remanded Aryan to the custody of NCB till Monday.
The chief of NCB has stated that they will be looking at a larger “Bollywood connection” in relation to the case. “There is a Bollywood connection and we are investigating all angles of the case. We are looking at the main supplier and the entire cartel behind this drugs case,” he said to Indian news agency PTI.
He was presented before a Mumbai court on Monday afternoon after being booked under sections 8(c), 20(b), 27 and 35 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.
The NCB claims it has evidence in the form of WhatsApp chats and calls to prove that the three young men were involved in the purchase and possession of the drugs in question..