Reportedly, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DIR) on Wednesday have busted India’s biggest drug racket till date. In this raid, they have recovered 23,500 kg of mandrax tablets (methaqualone) with an estimated value of Rs 4,700 crore in the international market.
There have been multiple instances of Bollywood industry and underworld having collaborated on crimes before especially in the 1990s. According to the report in a leading daily, a Bollywood producer called Subhash Dudani was arrested from Mumbai in connection to this racket.
The DRI Director General Jayant Misra in a statement said: “It is India’s biggest drug racket busted by the DRI. I think it should also be the world’s biggest, as the seizure is around 23,500 kg. Its international value is estimated between Rs 4,500-Rs 4,700 crore.”
Further Misra said: “DRI’s Mumbai zonal unit got the tip-off. It was further developed with the help of the Border Security Force. A warehouse in Rajasthan’s Udaipur city housing the drugs was busted on October 28. In this connection, DRI arrested Bollywood producer Subhash Dudani from Mumbai on October 29.”
Subhash has produced Vikalp, a 2011 Bollywood movie which had Alok Nath, Deepal Shaw and Pankaj Berry in prominent roles.