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Bollywood star, TV actor suspects in drug racket

nationpaper Updated: Jul 03, 2016, 07:00 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

THANE: Obscure Bollywood and TV actors are being probed by the Mumbai Police for their alleged role in a multi-crore party drug racket which was uncovered recently.

A senior Thane police official told PTI a Bollywood personality, who acted in films in the 1980s and 90s, a TV actress and other smalltime actors are suspected to be part of the drug racket in which former film star Mamta Kulkarni and her partner Vicky Goswami, who is allegedly an international drug lord, are the prime accused.

The suspects allegedly attended meetings in Mumbai hotels, where Goswami reportedly discussed the mode of drug supply.

Earlier, Thane Police had told media persons that one of the arrested persons in the case had given investigators details of the modus operandi and about the crucial meetings held in Kenya and Dubai regarding the ephedrine sale.

In all, there were 17 accused in the case, of whom seven were still at large.

The remaining 10 have been arrested and are now in judicial custody. The arrests were made when police seized around 18.5 tonne of ephedrine, worth approximately Rs 2,000 crore in April.

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