Nigerian National Arrested In Drugs-On-Cruise Case, Total Accused Now 18

The total arrests by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the Mumbai drug-on-cruise case, in which Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan has been accused, has now climbed to 18.

Nigerian National Arrested In Drugs-On-Cruise Case, Total Accused Now 18

The latest man arrested in the drugs-on-cruise case was caught with 40 tabs of ecstasy on him. (File)


The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested a Nigerian national in connection with the alleged seizure of drugs from a Goa-bound cruise ship off the Mumbai coast.

This has taken the number of arrested persons in the case -- which includes Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan -- to 18.

Nigerian national Chinedu Igwe was arrested from suburban Andheri on Wednesday, and 40 tablets of Ecstasy were found from his possession, an NCB official said.

Before that, on the same day, the agency arrested Achit Kumar from suburban Powai and a small quantity of "hydroponic weed alias multi-strain cannabis" was seized from his possession, he said.

An NCB team on Saturday conducted a raid on a cruise in mid-sea near Mumbai on receipt of information that drugs were being used at a party onboard.

The agency claimed to have seized 13 grams of cocaine, 21 grams of charas, 22 pills of MDMA, 5 grams of MD and Rs 1.33 lakh in cash during the raid.

On Thursday, a court remanded Aryan Khan and seven others who were arrested earlier in a 14-day judicial custody, rejecting the NCB's demand for their further remand for probe.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)