11 Jan 2021: Dia Mirza's ex-manager arrested for smuggling drugs
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested four people, including actor Dia Mirza's former manager Rahila Furniturewala for allegedly trying to smuggle 200 kilograms of drugs.
The agency arrested two Indians and two British nationals after receiving information about the crime.
Rahila's sister Shaista, who was found in possession of ganja, has also been arrested by the NCB.
Here are more details on this.
Details: NCB revealed the details in a statement
As per reports, NCB has said in a statement, "On the basis of specific information, NCB Mumbai effected a seizure of Ganja from one courier at Bandra West (sic)."
"In the follow-up operation, a huge stash of imported strains of Ganja was recovered from a resident of Jaswant Heights Khar West named Karan Sajnani," the agency further added.
Details: Total contraband seized was approximately 200 kg: NCB
The NCB has seized nearly 200 kilograms of drugs.
"Ganja Bud was recovered from Rahila Furniturewala who is also suspect in the investigation of Cr. No. 16/2020 of Mumbai Zonal Unit (sic)," the agency's statement revealed.
"The contraband was packed in the form of pre-rolled Ganja Joints by Karan Sajnani and was marketed to high-class clients in Mumbai and various other states," it added.
Case: NCB also looking for absconding accused in drugs case
Meanwhile, the NCB is also looking for late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's friend and assistant director Rishikesh Pawar, who has been absconding since last week.
To recall, Pawar was summoned by NCB in the drug probe related to Rajput's mysterious death, after which he has been untraceable.
The anti-drug agency had started this probe after the death of Rajput on June 14, last year.
Probe: Many celebrities have been summoned by the NCB
Since the NCB launched the probe, many big names have come under its radar.
Earlier, actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik were arrested for allegedly organizing drugs for the late actor. They have since been granted bail.
Apart from them, actors such as Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh, Arjun Rampal and others were also called for questioning by the agency.
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