Former Bollywood starlet Mamta Kulkarni and her husband Vicky Goswami are being investigated in connection with a Rs 2,000 crore drug bust in Thane and Mumbai.
Thane police had last week seized 18.50 tonnes of ephedrine and 2.50 tonnes of acetic anhydride, both banned party drugs, from a pharmaceutical factory in Solapur and other locations.
Goswami, who has been busted for drug trafficking earlier, married the former actress in 2013 and the couple is said to living in Kenya.
Five things to know about Vicky Goswami
— Vicky Goswami is the son of a police officer from Gujarat. He first entered into the nexus of selling illicit liquor in Gujarat, a dry state. He later graduated to selling drugs and was a known name in the late 90s Bollywood circuit.
— Goswami moved to Dubai in the late 90s, and with the blessings of the Dawood Ibrahim’s company, settled into the business of selling Methaqualone, popularly known as Mandrax.
— He again moved to Zambia, but had to flee as he became a wanted man following a major crackdown on drug mafia in the country. Goswami moved to South Africa and continued his business.
— In 1998, Abu Salem, who had a bitter rivalry with Chotta Shakeel, tipped off Dubai authorities about Goswami. He was arrested and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
— He spent 16 years in jail before allegedly converting to Islam which got him clemency. He moved to Kenya where he was arrested in 2014 with the Akasha brothers, known drug lords in the country.