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Mumbai’s Famous Betel Leaf Seller “Muchhad Paanwala” Arrested In Drugs Case

“Muchhad Paanwala” alias Ramkumar Tiwari was named by arrested British nationwide Karan Sajnani on Saturday

New Delhi:

The Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) has arrested Mumbai’s well-known betel leaf, or paan, vendor “Muchhad Paanwala” in reference to a medicine case.

Recognized as Ramkumar Tiwari, the paan vendor was interrogated by the anti-drugs company on Monday. Half-a-kilogram of a substance banned underneath the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances Act was additionally recovered from his store, NCB sources stated, however didn’t title the substance.

Tiwari’s title cropped up throughout the questioning of Karan Sajnani, a British nationwide who was arrested on Saturday with two others for allegedly supplying imported strains of marijuana within the metropolis, an official stated.

Over 200 kg of marijuana was recovered by the NCB in raids performed at a number of areas throughout Mumbai. The contraband included imported strains like ‘OG Kush’ — a pressure of hashish indica — and curated marijuana sourced from the USA,

Karan Sajnani allegedly packed the contraband within the type of pre-rolled cigarettes and marketed it to high-end purchasers, together with Bollywood celebrities, in Mumbai and different locations. The exercise was allegedly financed by Rahila Furniturewala, who was additionally arrested alongside along with her sister.


The raids that led to Tiwari are half of a bigger probe into allegations of a movie industry-drug cartel nexus that emerged within the investigations into the loss of life of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June final 12 months.

Since then, the NCB has arrested many drug sellers, together with Mumbai’s “largest” provider Azam Sheikh Jumman. They recovered from him an inventory of purchasers, together with Bollywood celebrities.

Based on the NCB, Jumman is taken into account to be the “lacking hyperlink” within the Sushant Singh Rajput medicine case, through which many actors and different leisure {industry} professionals have been questioned and a few even arrested.

(Enter from ANI)

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