A team led by zonal director Sameer Wankhede arrested Karam Jeet Singh Anand alias KJ (23) a drug peddler who was allegedly supplying to Bollywood actors and celebrities. KJ’s name cropped up during the interrogation of Sushant Singh Rajput’s house manager Samuel Miranda. He procured marijuana for Rajput from KJ, through a friend named Suryadeep, NCB claimed. Anuj Keshwani, another key drug peddler also disclosed some links which led to the raids, officials said.
Others caught include Dywan Anthony Fernandes, a resident of Shivaji Park, and Ankush Arenja (29), son of a builder, and a hotelier from Powai. The NCB found 500g of ganja with Dywan, recovered Rs 1.3 lakh from Arenja and Rs 5.5 lakh from KJ.
NCB also arrested Chris Costa, a Goa resident who used to purchase ganja and charas from KJ and sold them to tourists there. Others arrested include Sanket Shah, Anwar Shaikh and auto rickshaw driver Sanjay Gupta, who were part of the group that used to ferry ganja and charas to various clients in Mumbai.
NCB officials said all the suspects would be produced before the magistrate through video conferencing on Sunday to seek their custody.