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Goa NCB summons Abu Aslam Azmi in drugs case

Azmi had been arrested earlier as well in connection with a narcotics case by the Delhi Special Cell.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: July 11, 2021 11:15:35 pm
Azmi's name had come up while the NCB was investigating a case related to alleged drug peddler Sufran Lakdawala.

The Goa unit of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Sunday has summoned Abu Aslam Azmi to be present before them on July 14 in connection with a narcotics case. The NCB said that Azmi was a relative of a Samajwadi Party leader from the city, but the latter told The Indian Express that they had no connection.

Azmi’s name, an NCB official said, had cropped up during an investigation into a narcotics case linked to an alleged drug peddler Sufran Lakdawala, who was arrested from Mira Road on July 8.

In 2018, Azmi had been arrested by the Delhi Special Cell in connection with a narcotics case, according to the probe agency. He was alleged to be involved in an international drug peddling racket and had been arrested from a five-star hotel in Mumbai.

Meanwhile, the Mumbai unit of NCB arrested a man, Wasim Shamim Nagor, from Mahim beach Saturday for allegedly supplying drugs to youngsters in the area. Hashish has been seized from the possession of Nagor, officials claimed.

Over the last few years, the Mahim area has been faced an issue of rampant drug usage among youngsters, officials said.

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