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Former Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni, husband detained in Kenya for drug trafficking‹

India TV Entertainment Desk 13 Nov 2014, 15:52:42 PM IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

New Delhi: Former Bollywood diva Mamta Kulkarni along with her husband Vicky Goswami have been reportedly detained by Kenya police on the grounds of alleged drug trafficking.

Reports suggest that Mamta and her hubby are currently being questioned for their role in drug-trafficking after being detained in Mombasa. The once-upon-a-time bombshell returned to Kenya to live with her husband.

It has also been learnt that Vicky has the reputation of being involved in drugs earlier as well.

The arrest that took place on Sunday last week was the result of a top-secret joint operation by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Mombasa Police department. The FBI has now joined the operation that has so far spanned.

Four people have been arrested in the operation the most prominent name in the list is of Baktash Akasha, a well-known Kenyan drug mafia and the son of slain drug baron Ibrahim Akasha. The court has listed Mamta Kulkarni's husband as a ‘key associate of Baktash Akasha'.

Baktash's brother Ibrahim has also been arrested along with Pakistani national Gulam Hussein. This incident is being hailed as one of the biggest drug cartel busts in Kenya.
Though Mamta Kulkarni is being detained and interrogated, the Kenya police and the DEA is yet to formally charge the former Bollywood actress.
Kulkarni, who was a Bollywood siren in the nineties, has resurfaced in news after disappearing from the limelight more than a decade ago.

As per reports, the actress is now in her 40s, has converted to Islam and shifted to Nairobi after leading an anonymous life in Dubai for a while. She has also been managing a leading real-estate and hotel business in Dubai.

Mamta, now grey-haired and bespectacled, came into spotlight when a Dubai-based newspaper spotted her in Dubai jail.

Earlier reports about Mamta suggested that she had shifted to Dubai with her boyfriend and international drug kingpin Vijay 'Vicky' Goswami. In 1997, Vicky was arrested in Dubai for trafficking 11.5 tonne of mandrax and was sentenced for life for 25 years, as per Dubai laws.

She was seen in movies such as `Chinagate`, `Waqt Hamara Hai` and `Karan Arjun` among others.