The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has detained one of Mumbai’s “biggest” drugs suppliers, and recovered a list of his clients many of whom are Bollywood celebrities, agency sources said, adding that this could be “one of the last links” in the drugs case related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
Accused, Azam Sheikh Jumman, allegedly got drugs directly from Himachal Pradesh and gave them to even bigger suppliers.
To escape scrutiny, he even used code words for different drugs, like “Ice-cream” for high-quality hashish called Malana Cream, and “Patthar (stone)” for cocaine, sources said.
Jumman was reportedly detained after multiple raids were conducted at various locations in Mumbai’s posh Andheri West area, including his residence.
He would be arrested after the raids are concluded and brought to the NCB office for further questioning, an official told news agency ANI.
In the raids till now, the NCB has recovered and seized 5 kilograms of Malana Cream worth ₹ 2.5 crore, and small quantities of opioids (afeem) and MDMA, street name Ecstasy. The NCB officials also recovered ₹ 13.5 lakh in cash from him.
A final assessment of the seizure is yet to be done, NCB officials told ANI.
According to the agency’s Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede, who is leading the operations, this is one of the “biggest” seizures of contraband in the recent days, and the biggest haul yet in the drugs case linked with actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.