The Narcotics Control Bureau is seemingly tightening the screws. It continues to probe the middlemen and others of the Hindi film industry in the drug probe. Going by the trends, the investigating agencies are serious about catching the big fish this time.

The Narcotics Control Bureau is seemingly tightening the screws. It continues to probe the middlemen and others of the Hindi film industry in the drug probe. Going by the trends, the investigating agencies are serious about catching the big fish this time.
The Narcotics Control Bureau is seemingly tightening the screws. It continues to probe the middlemen and others of the Hindi film industry in the drug probe. Going by the trends, the investigating agencies are serious about catching the big fish this time. 
 
Journalist Soumyadipta is of the view that Bollywood drug cartels won't be able to cover their tracks. "The trail leads right inside the ISI headquarters at Islamabad, Pakistan. NCB wants to deal a body blow to these Pakistani sponsors. For years, our stars have forged business relations and danced at the weddings of these ISI stooges," he writes. Soumyadipta says that one Aneel Mussarat, a cross-border businessman allegedly sponsored by the ISI, has got links with Bollywood stars. "If you look up on Google, you will find him partying with almost all the A-listers in Bollywood. Did Bollywood stars not know about him. All were well aware," he writes. 

Journalist Aarti Tikoo Singh gives the geopolitical context. "India is sandwiched between the world’s two largest illicit opium production regions, the Golden Crescent and the Golden Triangle of opium. Pakistan Army and its brother in arms, the Taliban, fund a large part of their terror business with the revenue from drug trafficking," she tweets. "Backed by Pakistan, the Taliban expanded its financial power in the last 20 years through increased profits from the illicit drug trade and other means. It earned a staggering $1.6 billion in 2019-20. Who paid the Taliban? Drug users in India from Jammu and Kashmir to Punjab to Bollywood." 
 
If big fish are indeed caught, a massive clean-up will have been achieved!