The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested a software engineer working with a top global IT firm for allegedly supplying imported banned drugs and seized a commercial quantity of LSD and a small quantity of cocaine.
Arbaaz Shaikh, a resident of Navi Mumbai’s Nerul, also worked as a part-time DJ. He was arrested from Nerul on a tip-off on Wednesday evening and a search in the car he was driving led to the recovery of 126 blots of LSD and 6 grams of cocaine.
Shaikh, according to officials, supplied banned drugs catered to his clients in Navi Mumbai. Shaikh when apprehended was travelling with another person, Vineet Chandran, who has also been booked for drugs consumption.
NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede then raided another location in Nerul on Thursday and searched a flat of Shaikh’s associate Suraj Singh and recovered 215 blots of LSD and 420 grams of imported marijuana.
Singh during initial interrogation revealed that he procured the drugs from the USA, the UK and the Netherlands. The LSD recovered has double the effect and is known as California double dip.
Singh told NCB officials that he procured the drugs on the darknet and they were declared as medicines. LSD blots were concealed into an envelope to evade the Customs and other agencies. The drugs were couriered to Bengaluru and then to Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. This way there was no human intervention and even if the drug was intercepted, no one would be caught.
The total seizure in the two raids is of 336 blots of LSD, 6 grams of cocaine and 420 grams of imported marijuana.