Indian-American hotel owner Vikram Chatwal arrested

New York, April 5 (IANS) Indian-American hotel owner Vikram Chatwal, who’s reportedly been close with American actress Lindsay Lohan, since 2011,has been arrested in Florida on drug charges, according to a media report.

Chatwal, 41, was busted on April 2 at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport when the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered an arsenal of drugs hidden on his person, in his crotch and in his bag, TMZ website reported citing a police report obtained by it.

Chatwal was booked on one count of trafficking (6 grams of heroin) and seven counts of possession, it said. According to the police report cited by TMZ, Chatwal admitted to cops that he illegally purchased and possessed the drugs.

Son of hotelier Sant Chatwal, Vikram Chatwal owns the Dream Hotel in New York City.

TMZ said it had reached out to Chatwal’s people, but had not heard back from them.

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