Drug probe: Paanwala sent to judicial custody as NCB refuses to seek custody

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 1/13/2021 11:33:02 AM

Mumbai, Jan 12 Muchhad Paanwala, Mumbai's famous paan seller at Kemps Corner, who earlier was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Monday, has been sent to judicial custody by a magistrate court in Mumbai. Mucchad Panwala alias Ramkumar Tiwari, one of the owners of Mumbai's famous chain of paan shops "Muchhad Paanwala", was arrested by NCB in a drug probe on Monday night. He was sent to judicial custody after NCB did not seek custody of Muchhad Paanwala but sought custody of the two others who were earlier arrested in the case. Muchhad Paanwala's name had come up after the NCB busted a major marijuana smuggling racket and arrested a British national and two women from Bandra, Mumbai in connection with a Marijuana supply ring case. On January 9, the NCB officials arrested a British national and two women from Bandra in Mumbai in connection with a Marijuana supply ring case. During the interrogation, the accused revealed the drug was being supplied to Muchhad Paanwala at Kemps Corner in South Mumbai. According to NCB officials, British national Karan Sajnani had imported marijuana or ganja from America by courier. The NCB officials raided Sajnani's house in Bandra where they found approximately 200 kilo of the contraband. According to NCB officials, Sajnani had taken up a factory in Uttar Pradesh where he was mixing tobacco infused with CBD oil and crushed marijuana that he was selling as Herbal product. Sajnani's partner 35-year-old Rahila Furniturewala was involved in handling all the monetary transactions. She paid through her credit card for the contraband and was receiving money for the herbal products sold as well, according to NCB.

 

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