MUMBAI – Former Indian actress Mamta Kulkarni and her husband, alleged drug lord Vicky Goswami, have been declared as proclaimed offenders by a special court, in a Rs300 million drug bust case.

The duo has been declared as absconders in the drug haul case which came into public view last year when the Thane police seized over 20 tonnes of Ephedrine and 2.5 tonnes of acetic anhydride – both banned party drugs from a pharmaceutical factory in Solapur – and other spots in Thane and Mumbai.

According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the police will be in a position to seize their immovable property in India after a court order.

This means that the couple’s passports can be seized and that they can be arrested in any part of the country within the period of a month.

Investigations have revealed Goswami’s involvement with Kenya-based international drug mafia in the racket.

Vicky Goswami is known to be an international drug lord. Mamta had tied the knot with this underworld drug key player. Goswami was put behind bars in a Dubai jail for illegal drug trafficking in 1997. Reportedly Mamta would regularly visit her then boyfriend at the Dubai jail, and she married him while he was in jail.

Goswami’s story in no less than a Bollywood thriller. He was a bootlegger hailing from Ahmedabad who landed in Mumbai and met his Bollywood sweetheart, Mamta Kulkarni. He then crossed countries and ended up as an alleged drug lord, and was being tracked by US Drug Enforcement Agency and the Thane Police until now.

Lawyers of Mamata Kulkarni, 45, have denied all allegations against her, claiming she is innocent.