Bollywood producer nabbed in India's “biggest” drug haul

Bollywood film producer Subhash Dudani, who co-producing the 2011 film ‘Vikalp’, has been arrested in connection with a drug haul on October 29, officials said.

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) busted the drug racket and recovered 23,500 kg mandrax tablets (methaqualone), estimated to be worth Rs 4,700 crore in the international market. It is touted to be the India’s biggest drug-racket.

"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," IANS quoted DRI Director General Jayant Misra as saying.

He further stated, "DRI's Mumbai zonal unit got the tip off. It was further developed with the help of 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."

According to a report in India TV, Dudani has been illegally dealing in drugs for a long time from Dubai. He was arrested from Mumbai airport at The report further stated that at least 25 ton of the contraband has been seized from factories run by Dudani’s nephew Ravi Dudani.