Narcotics Control Bureau arrested Aryan Khan in connection with the seizure of banned drugs aboard a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast and booked them under the NDPS Act.
In a major update in the Mumbai cruise ship drug bust case, the city’s Killa court on Monday remanded Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, as well as Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha, to the NCB’s custody till October 7.
This development comes after NCB on Saturday unearthed a high-profile drug party on the Goa-bound ship off the Mumbai coast. Drugs such as Cocaine, Hashish, MD were seized from the accused. Aryan Khan along with seven others was detained by the NCB and was put on official arrest after 15-hours of interrogation. Later, an organiser was also arrested.
During the raid on Saturday, over 20 officials of the Mumbai NCB had boarded the ship posing as customers. There were 1,800 people on the ship, but after checking all were asked to go except the eight, including Aryan Khan, the official said.
The anti-drugs agency had kept a close watch on the cruise ship event for 15-20 days after receiving information that a drug party would be organised. After confirmation, the NCB conducted the raid on Saturday, officials earlier said.
They had said the NCB may question officials of Delhi-based event management company Namas’cray, registered as Caneplus Trading Private Limited, and officials of the cruise company, Cordelia Cruises.
The (Delhi-based) firm was tasked with the management of the event onboard Cordelia Cruises’ Empress ship, which was supposed to take place from October 2 to October 4.
All known organisers of the event are now under the scanner of the NCB, an official of the anti-drug agency earlier said. The cruise company in a statement on Sunday said that it had nothing to do with the incident.