A Bollywood actor and sons of two actors were among 10 people detained during a drug bust by a team of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on a cruise ship off Mumbai coast yesterday night, top sources told News18. The NCB sleuths, who raided Cordelia cruise after it departed from Mumbai, seized drugs such as cocaine, hashish and MD and found the actor’s son in possession of drugs. NCB sources from Mumbai told News18 that the ship was to depart on Saturday for Goa. The agency’s Mumbai zonal director, Sameer Wankhede, received a tip-off, after which he and a team boarded the ship, posing as passengers. When the ship left Mumbai shores and was at mid-sea, a party began where drugs were consumed, said sources. Wankhede termed the issue “complicated” and said no arrests had been made so far though 8-10 people had been detained.
When the ship left Mumbai shortly and was to reach mid-sea, the first party began where allegedly drugs were by being consumed. Following this, NCB officials present on the ship started conducting searches and apprehended those consuming drugs and seized the contraband. The entry fee alone for the party was in the range of Rs 1 lakh.
Four types of drugs – cocaine, MDMA, Charas and Mephedrone have been reportedly seized during the raid, agency sources claimed.
The agency officials said those detained from the cruise are being taken to the NCB office to get their statements recorded under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.