Mumbai: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested four more persons in the actor Armaan Kohli drugs case. Among them are two Nigerian drug peddlers, an official said Tuesday. After interrogating Armaan Kohli, the NCB\’s Mumbai zonal unit conducted a series of raids in various parts of the city, the official said.
The raids began late Sunday night at Juhu Gully in western suburbs. During the raid, the NCB team seized mephedrone and apprehended Mohammed Ajaz Sayyed alias Chiya Bhai. Based on the information provided by him, one Imran Ansari was arrested Monday for alleged role in purchasing drugs, the official said.
Subsequently Nigerian national Uba Chinoso Wizdom was held with mephedrone in Nallasopara in neighbouring Palghar district late Monday night. Wizdom was suspected to be the main supplier of mephedrone in this case, the official said.
Nwachiyaso Israel Nwachukwu alias Sam, another Nigerian, was arrested from Arey Colony area here early Tuesday morning and mephedrone and cocaine were seized from his possession, the official added. Sam attacked NCB sleuths, injuring one of the officials, informed the official.
Sam had been living in Mumbai for the last five years and is suspected to have links with international cartels as the cocaine seized in the case apparently originated in South America, the official said. The Central agency has thus arrested six persons including Kohli in the case so far.
Armaan Kohli had featured in several Bollywood films and also a TV reality show. He was arrested Sunday after cocaine was allegedly seized from his house in suburban Andheri. In a separate operation, the NCB seized mephedrone and ecstasy from another Nigerian national, Sunday Okeki alias Sunny, in Nallasopara, Tuesday, the official said.