State BJP Yuva Morcha general secretary Pamela Goswami has been arrested for allegedly carrying 90 grams of cocaine worth Rs 10 lakh in her car in south Kolkata. Her friend and security guard have also been arrested. They will be produced before court today.
In addition to Pamela Goswami, her friend Prabir Kumar Dey and security guard Somnath Chatterjee have also been booked under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.
“Today, acting on a tip-off, the New Alipore police station carried out an operation and spotted one Honda BR-V car with registration no WB-06P-0233 in front of Parameswari Bhawan at NR Avenue, New Alipore. After searching (the car), approximately 90 grams of narcotic material (suspected cocaine) worth approximately Rs 10 lakh was found,” said Sudheer Kumar Neelakantam, Deputy Commissioner of the south Kolkata zone.
Pamela Goswami and her colleague at Yuva Morcha, Prabir Kumar Dey were driven up to the cafe on NR Avenue. In a quick search, police found 90 grams of cocaine in her purse and under the seat of the car. During her arrest, she can be heard shouting, “I’ve been falsely framed”.
As per the sources, the police was tracking them after they were spotted repeatedly visiting a cafe, sitting in a parked car, and transacting with youth who drove up to the car on motorcycles. They caught them red-handed on Friday evening.
Prior to joining Bharatiya Janata Party in 2019, she worked as a model, air hostess, and TV serial actor. She has been appointed as Yuva Morcha General Secretary and Yuva Morcha observer for Hooghly district.