Actor’s son accused of shipping LSD to Mumbai from US
A Mumbai-based actor’s son has come under the scanner of Anti-Narcotics Cell of Mumbai Police for allegedly supplying LSD to his friends in Mumbai via the United States, where he is currently studying.
According to a TOI report, the 25-year-old is the son of an actor who resides in Juhu and has been accused of shipping Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) from US to Mumbai. His name has been withheld by the daily.
After five men were arrested for LSD possession from Malad on March 28, cops had launched an investigation to ascertain how they sourced their drugs. They were held with 1,400 dots of LSD worth roughly Rs 70 lakh.
During questioning, one of the accused told cops about how the actor’s son would ship drugs to them in Mumbai. The payment for the same would be made in virtual currency called ‘Bitcoins’.
“Our investigations revealed that the 25-year-old, who is pursuing his studies in the US, used to supply the drugs to his friends in Mumbai. Payments were done by Bitcoins into the suspect’s account in the US,” a source told the daily.
Shivdeep Lande, DCP (Anti-Narcotics Cell), who was overlooking the investigation, confirmed that his team visited the actor’s home last week. However, the family was unaware about his actions.
Since the family has agreed to convince the suspect and bring him back to India to face trial, cops have not initiated the legal process to extradite him. However, if he refuses to return, they will initiate a red-corner notice.
According to police, LSD is one of the most popular party drugs in the world and has become increasingly popular in India over the last two decades.
It comes in the form of small sheets, similar to postage stamps, which need to be placed under the tongue.
However, since the sheets are colourless and odourless, it is difficult to detect them during scanning. The drug has been banned in India under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
Just last week, cops had launched an investigation into three top hotels in the city over the suspected sale of LSD at parties on their premises.