Man held for smuggling drugs worth over Rs 1 crore

A 50-year-old member of an international drug cartel has been arrested for allegedly smuggling LSD tablets worth Rs 1.08 crore from Australia, an official said here on Saturday.

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Mumbai: A 50-year-old member of an international drug cartel has been arrested for allegedly smuggling LSD tablets worth Rs 1.08 crore from Australia, an official said here on Saturday.

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Reza Faredoon Borhani Shidani was arrested by the Azad Maidan unit of the Anti-Narcotic Cell near a hotel in suburban Bandra on Friday night, an official said.

The police seized at least 1,551 LSD tablets worth Rs 1.08 crore from the accused, he said.

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Shidani is the founder president of a private company and also works as a consultant for project development, he said, adding that the accused’s wife is a model who works in films.

An case has been registered against Shidani under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, he added.

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