Shabana Saeed, wife of producer Firoz A Nadiadwala, has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) after the agency raided their Juhu residence. The agency has alleged that she procured marijuana from a drug pedller recently arrested by them.
"During the house search, 10 gm of marijuana which was procured from accused Wahid Abdul kadir Sheikh alias Sultan was recovered. The said Shabana Saeed was issued notice u/s 67 of NDPS Act and after recording her statement, she was placed under arrest," said a NCB officer.
Total five persons including Shabana has been arrested in the case.
According to a TOI report, Nadiadwala is being summoned by the agency.
Earlier, it was reported that NCB has been searching the premises of a popular film producer's residence in the western suburbs of Mumbai in connection with an alleged drug case. Sources said that the producer is under the scanner for allegedly procuring drugs from one of the peddlers who has been detained by the agency.
Searches have been conducted at multiple locations such as Versova, Goregaon and in Navi Mumbai. "We have seized 6 kilograms of marijuana and mephedrone (MD) in commercial quantity," said a senior NCB officer privy to the investigation.
ANI earlier in the day reported that the NCB was conducting raids at five locations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, namely Malad, Andheri, Lokhandwala, Kharghar and Koparkhairane. The searches come in the wake of NCB's crackdown on peddlers since Saturday.
One alleged drug peddler has already been arrested after the NCB conducted raids in the Andheri and Kharghar area of the city during the intervening night of 7th and 8th November.
(With inputs from FPJ's Pratik Salunke)