The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) today arrested a Bollywood makeup artiste and hairstylist, along with an autorickshaw driver, for possessing 11 grams of cocaine and ₹ 56,000 in cash, said to be the proceeds of the drug’s sales.
The NCB’s Mumbai Zonal Unit, in a statement, said that the agency had rounded up the two persons from the city’s Oshiwara locality on Wednesday.
“Initial investigation revealed that one of the arrested persons, Suraj Godambe, is a hair stylist by profession,” according to a statement issued today by NCB Zonal Head Sameer Wankhede. Godambe, a popular makeup artist and hair stylist, has worked with some big production houses, an NCB official told PTI. He was allegedly the receiver of the consignment on Wednesday. Yadav, the supplier, is an autorickshaw driver and works on behalf of a Nigerian Syndicate, the statement said.
The agency seized 11 grams of cocaine in 16 packets during the raid, along with an autorickshaw, from near Oshiwara’s Meera Tower in Andheri West.