The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested Suraj Godambe, a celebrity hairstylist, along with an alleged drug peddler, with cocaine on Thursday. Godambe is known for his work in some of the biggest blockbuster films in recent years.
NCB officials confirmed the development and said the two were arrested near Meera Tower, Oshiwara, Andheri West and 16 packets of cocaine, along with drug proceeds amounting to Rs 56,000, were seized from them. Later, when the packets were opened, net weight of cocaine in all the 16 packets was found to be 11 grams.
The operation was carried out under the supervision of NCB joint director Sameer Wankhede.
Both have been booked under relevant sections of Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and the court granted their custody to the NCB till December 16, 2020..
The two have been arrested in a separate case and not the one linked to actor Sushant Singh Rajput case.
NCB officials haven’t yet spelled out the charges levelled against Godambe. The officials are checking if he was involved in providing drugs to any celebrity or any other person.
Over the last two days, NCB has conducted a major crackdown on syndicates supplying drugs to those associated with Bollywood and arrested two key drug suppliers, Jitendra Jain alias Jeet alias Rigel Mahakal, who is a DJ by profession, and Mohammad Azam Jumman Shaikh. The NCB also seized Malana Cream Hashish, ecstasy pills and cash worth nearly Rs 2.63 crore from their possession.
NCB, which has been investigating the drug angle into late actor Rajput’s death, has till now arrested 28 people including Bollywood celebs including comedienne Bharti Singh, her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa and brother of Arjun Rampal’s partner Agisilaos Demetriades.