Three main suppliers of drugs arrested by Goa Police; will break backbone of illicit trade: CM

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday stated police have arrested three main suppliers of drugs which will severely have an effect on the unlawful commerce of the contraband within the coastal state.

With out naming the three sellers, Sawant informed reporters in Panaji that one of them was arrested on Tuesday and the 2 others on Wednesday by the Goa Police’s Anti-Narcotics Cell which booked them below the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

“Goa Police have launched a massive crackdown on the drug trade. The government wants to give a strict message to tourists that our state is not for any drugs and its trade and consumption will not be entertained,” the chief minister informed reporters after chairing a high-level assembly with Goa Police officers.

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The police’s motion comes in opposition to the backdrop of the loss of life of Haryana BJP chief and TikTok star Sonali Phogat after she was allegedly administered drugs at a restaurant in North Goa by her two male companions whereas partying on the intervening evening of August 22 and 23.

Sawant stated nightclubs and different spots the place late-night events occur are additionally below the radar of the police. “Owners will be booked if it is found that drugs are consumed on their premises,” he added.

Referring to Curlies restaurant at Anjuna the place Phogat was allegedly administered drugs, Sawant stated the restaurant premises are sealed by authorities. Police have up to now arrested 5 folks in reference to the loss of life of Phogat together with two of her associates – Sudhir Sagwan and Sukhwinder Singh – who had accompanied her on the Goa journey, moreover two suspected drug peddlers and the proprietor of the Curlies restaurant.

Queried on the rise in crimes like murders in Goa, Sawant stated quite the opposite the crime charge remained low since 2019 whereas the detection charge was excessive. “During the last two years, many people migrated outside Goa due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They have started returning to the coastal state as the economic activity gathered steam,” he stated.

Sawant additionally stated that many individuals from outdoors Goa are concerned in crimes within the state. The CM stated in 95 per cent of rape instances, the accused individuals are recognized to the victims or minors. “Women police constables are assigned the task of meeting the adolescent population and educating them about how to protect themselves from crimes,” he added.

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