Police said on Saturday they had arrested two people, including actor-choreographer-dancer Kishore Aman Shetty, who allegedly tried to sell MDMA, a banned drug also known as ecstasy.
According to police, they arrested the two this morning for possession of the drug and vowing to sell it. “.. After securing them, we learned that one of them had acted in a Bollywood movie and was a dancer choreographer. His name was Kishore Aman Shetty and the other person was Aqueel Nousheel. Moto,” Mangaluru Town Police Commissioner Vikash Kumar said.
They had obtained the material in Mumbai and a further investigation is underway, he said. Officials said a motorbike, two cell phones and MDMA worth 1 lakh were seized during the operation, adding that a case had been registered under the Narcotics and Drug Act. psychotropic substances (NDPS).
Shetty appeared on the popular dance reality show ‘Dance India Dance’ and was also part of the Bollywood film, ‘ABCD: any body can dance‘, sources said.
Meanwhile, the Bengaluru Police Central Crime Branch (CCB) arrested two foreign nationals allegedly involved in drug trafficking and seized 134 ecstasy (MDMA) pills and 25 strips of LSD worth of Rs 10 lakh in the city.
Acting on the basis of credible information, CCB detectives on Friday arrested Nonso Joachin (36) from Nigeria, and Traori Ben (25) from Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), according to a CCB statement.
Two cell phones, two two-wheelers, among others, were also seized. According to the CCB, they had come to India on a medical assistant visa and were involved in illegal activities in violation of passport and visa rules.
According to the preliminary investigation, there is information regarding cases that were registered against them at two police stations earlier, the statement said, adding that a case has now been registered against them under the law. NDPS.