Investigations into the drug angle in film actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has led the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to large drug organisations and entities in Amritsar and Pakistan supplying cocaine and other hard drugs to Mumbai, and to Bollywood.
While the NCB is functioning on tracing the backtrail from consumer to peddler to supplier to those controlling the trade, the emerging picture is one that threatens to roil Bollywood with past and present A-listers et al. exposure on the radar of the agency.
“We have a good idea on who is involved within the Bollywood drug scene and whoes the Mumbai suppliers. The evidence is being collected before the consumers of hard drugs including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine and their suppliers are charged,” said a senior NCB official who is conversant in the investigations within the Sushant Singh Rajput case. The official spoke on the conduct that he's not named.
While a key Amritsar link who is central to the investigation is predicted to be summoned in the week by NCB, the agency has sought the assistance of the US, UK, Canada and Australian drug enforcement agencies to unearth suppliers of cocaine to Mumbai. consistent with information shared by associate agencies, a minimum of 1,200 kilograms of cocaine landed in India in 2018, with 300 kilograms landing in Mumbai alone. the amount was discovered by an in depth investigation into a seizure of 55 kg of cocaine in Australia in June 2019; an equivalent organization was behind both. NCB has already registered a case on the idea of the Australian report.
According to NCB officials, the bulk of cocaine lands in India through the Columbia-Brazil-Mozambique route, while other African destinations and therefore the Dubai area are sometimes used as an alternate route. as long as India is that the largest producer of permanganate of potash , which is employed in processing cocaine, there have been even plans by some organizations to line up a cocaine processing unit within the country, these officials added. With India consuming nearly one ton of heroin a day , associate agencies have also alerted NCB to the likelihood of a processing unit in India for Afghan heroin coming through Punjab (from Pakistan) or through the ocean route from Gujarat. Pakistan’s deep state has always used drug money for terrorist funding.
While NCB is conducting an intensive investigation into the drug angle of the Sushant Singh Rajput case, the matter must be handled carefully, the NCB official cited within the first instance said, with names of drug dealers linked with Maharashtra politicians and corporations managing film actors and actresses also coming under the scanner.