Goa Police on Thursday arrested tainted cop Ashish Shirodkar for his alleged drug mafia links.
Shirodkar who was suspended along with four other officers for having links with notorious Israeli drug peddler Atala, was arrested by the Crime Branch of the Goa Police.
The Crime Branch had been investigating the case after a spy cam video surfaced on youtube.com, in which Atala claimed that he had paid Shirodkar a hefty sum to buy drugs seized by the anti-narcotic cell.
In the video, Atala had also claimed that Shirodkar had been paid Rs one lakh to release an arrested peddler.
Goa Police sources said they would now seek the custody of Shirodkar.
Earlier, Shirodkar had applied for anticipatory bail and the court is scheduled to take up the matter on Friday.
In the first week of March, Goa Police had suspended four other cops, including a head constable and three other constables.
The policemen were suspended over allegations of protecting another arrested drug peddler named 'Duddu'.