In a record haul, the Thane Police had seized over 20 tonnes of ephedrine this month. And while investigating, the cops have found out that actress Mamta Kulkarni and her Kenya-based husband Vicky Goswami are the kingpin of the drug racket.
Referring to the ephedrine haul, Thane police commissioner Parambir Singh told media, “This is an international racket and Vicky Goswami is the main link to it. As for Mamta Kulkarni, we are probing her role.”
According to sources, as Vicky cannot leave Kenya because of an Interpol notice against him, Mamta meets his clients in Dubai, Singapore, South Africa and the US. It is said that it is Mamta who has struck business deals with drug networks in Maharashtra, and Vicky used her name to carry out bank transactions.
Vicky has a well-known history of serious drug offences. In 1997, he was arrested for drug trafficking in Dubai and served 15 years in a prison there.
A notorious drug lord, Vicky is wanted by six countries, has been on the run since a year. US agency too has sought Thane police’s help in tracking him down.Back to latest news