NCB arrested Aryan Khan and 7 others for the consumption of drugs
On Sunday the NCB arrested superstar Shah Rukh Khans son in connection with the Cordelia cruise drugs case. Aryan Khan was arrested along with seven others following a raid at a party held on a Goa-bound cruise liner Saturday night. The Narcotics Control Bureau summoned Khan, his friend Arbaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha and remanded them in NCB custody till Monday. Five others including Nupur Satija, Ishmeet Chadha, Mohak Jaiswal, Vikrant Chhokar and Gomit Chopra were arrested late on Sunday and are going to be produced in court today.
The high profile raid claimed to have seized 21 gram of charas, 13 grams of cocaine, 22 pills of MDMA, 5gm of mephedrone, and more than 1.3 lakh cash. Aryan Khan was charged against purchasing, possessing, and use of banned substances.
Aryan Khan's lawyer Satish Maneshinde demanded bail, saying that no solid proof has been gathered to command the arrest of his client, "Aryan had no ticket, no cabin or seat on board the cruise. He was there because he had been invited. He didn't even have a boarding pass. Nothing has been found on him. He was arrested on the basis of chat only."
The official said the party started when the ship left Mumbai and arrived at sea. Further the raid took place at 10:00 am and went on till 2 pm. During the operation different drugs were found which they have secretly hidden in their clothes, undergarments, and purses. NCB told the Press Trust of India. The cruise company made their statement and said they have nothing to do with the drug party.
"We, at Cordelia Cruises, condemn all acts such as these and will strictly refrain from letting our ship out for similar events in the future. Nonetheless, Cordelia Cruises is extending our full support and cooperating with the authorities," it added.
The Narcotics Control Bureau has been on an active mode since the last year following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and a wide-ranging investigation into alleged drug abuse. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had also yielded around 3000 kg of heroin at Gujarat Mundra Port and also seized 37 kg of Narcotics drug along with cocaine and suspected contraband items in Delhi and Noida.
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