TYLER, TX — On Thursday, August 4, 2016, the federal government arrested five business people for selling what the public wants. The Drug Enforcement Administration announced that Saleem Jaffer Jiwani, 58, of Tyler; Adeel Uz Zaman Khan, 30, of Carrollton; Nadia Farishta, 53, of Dallas; Sharjeel Jeff Ali, 28, of Dallas; and Nimrose Khan, 32, of Carrollton sold products via voluntary exchange to the public from at least April 2013.
According to the federal government, from at least April 2013, the business owners, who are all related, sold their product at two retail establishments in the Eastern District of Texas: Minute Stop/Valero Gas Station located at 11874 Hwy 64 West in Tyler, Texas and Ashes Smokes and Tattoos located at 1428 Avenue K in Plano, Texas.
Over $250,000 in cash and in excess of 6,000 packages of the business’ product was taken from the business owners during the federal government’s operations. If convicted, the business people face as much as 20 years in federal prison for selling what the public wants.
An indictment is not evidence of guilt. The business owners are presumed innocent unless they are proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.