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NCB busts rave party on cruise near Mumbai coast; Bollywood superstar's son among likely detained: Report
Rave party raid

NCB busts rave party on cruise near Mumbai coast; Bollywood superstar's son among likely detained: Report

| @indiablooms | 03 Oct 2021, 01:24 am

Mumbai/IBNS: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raided a rave party onboard a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai and detained several people, according to media reports.

A team of NCB officials confiscated various illegal drugs including cocaine, hashish, and MDMA during the raid on Cordelia Cruises' Empress ship, according to an India Today report.

The India Today TV report citing a source said that a Bollywood superstar’s son is among ten people likely detained by the NCB.

A major event was going on in the cruise - Empress ship - which was inaugurated two weeks ago.

The raid on Saturday happened during the ongoing event, the report added.

Those detained by the NCB will be brought back to Mumbai on Sunday, sources said, according to the report.

Acting on a tip-off, a team led by NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede boarded the ship disguised as passengers on Saturday.

The rave party started as the ship left the coast of Mumbai and reached the mid-sea. Immediately, the NCB team swung into action and detained a number of individuals who were seen openly consuming illegal drugs.

The raids have been continuing for seven hours during which many rooms were searched and many are yet to be searched by the officials. The ship will be brought back to Mumbai international cruise terminal, once the raid is over.

According to sources, the accused could be booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and produced before a court on Sunday, the report said.

The ten detained individuals who are being questioned are likely to be served a notice under section 67 and then the procedure for arrest will be initiated, the report said.

A rave party was organised onboard the ship from October 2 to 4 during the event - a musical voyage - organised by Fashion TV India and Delhi-based company Namascray Experience, according to the India Today report.

A hundred tickets were on sale and the rest were distributed directly by the organisers, it added.

The event was overbooked and many people were left behind unable to board the ship, the report said, adding that one of the persons who had booked a berth on the Empress ship could not make it as the organisers refused to let her board.

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