Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar denies existence of drug mafia in Goa, says narcotics are smuggled for trade and consumption
There is no drug mafia in Goa, but drugs are smuggled into the state for "trade, consumption and transit", Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said
According to Indian Express report, the 25-foot vessel was captained by Yaqboob Baloch, a resident of the Lyari town in Karachi. Baloch is believed to work for Balochistan-based drug cartel of Mir Yakub Bizenjo.
Even as the police claimed to have arrested the three accused involved in the death of Divya and supply of drugs to youth in Jammu region, it is still enquiring about the involvement of others in the drug racket.
Over 119 Indian nationals were arrested in the last three years for possession and attempting to sell drugs ranging from natural drugs like hashish and marijuana to exotic synthetic drugs like LSD and Metamphetamine also known as MDMA.
Parrikar said, "It is not racism. If you see earlier history, you will see that more Nigerians are involved in drugs. So people are seeing it that way."
Contrary to the popular notion that chunks of Goa’s coastline have been parceled out amongst drug cartels of Russian, Nigerian, Israeli nationalities, in reality, it’s not territory which is the crucial factor.
The report of the assembly panel takes the lid off Goa's worst kept secret.
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