Previously, the NCB had released an official list of names of all those arrested, which included Aryan Khan, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra and Arbaaz Khan Merchant. According to the arrest memo, 13 grams of cocaine, five gram of MD, 21 grams of charas and 22 pills of Ecstasy and Rs 1.33 lakh was seized after the raid.
NCB officials had been reportedly working on this drugs bust since two weeks. Acting on a tip off, NCB sleuths booked tickets for the cruise party as ordinary passengers and soon found some of their co-passengers consuming drugs. The ship was ordered to return to bay and eight passengers were detained and offloaded along with their baggage. The detainees spent the night in NCB custody. Speaking about the case, NCB chief SN Pradhan has told ANI, “We are acting in an impartial manner. In the process, if some connections to Bollywood or rich people emerge, so be it. We have to act within the purview of the law. We have to keep on working in Mumbai. If you look at the data, there must have been more than 300 raids in the last one year. This will continue whether foreign nationals are involved, film industry or rich people are involved.”