//Goa seeks international help to check drug trade

Goa seeks international help to check drug trade

Panaji: With the help of Narcotics Control Bureau of India (NCBI), Goa police had requested the US, Latin American countries and Israel to check the flow of drugs to the tourist state.

"We have noticed that international drug trade in Goa is executed from Latin America, Brazil, Columbia and Bangkok. We are in touch with authorities of various nations and are trying to curtail it," State Director General of Police, Neeraj Kumar told PTI.

"The percentage of foreigners involved as consumers and peddlers are high. Recently we arrested one Israeli," Kumar said.

He said that usually charas originates from Kulu Manali while other narcotics like Ecastacy and LSD come from international markets.

He claimed that Goa police have successfully stopped drug-flowing rave parties in the state.

"Whenever we have got the information, we have stopped the rave party. Last Saturday we stopped one at Arambol (north Goa)," stated Kumar.

The DG also said that they have launched drive to identify "undesirable aliens and get them deported." "There are foreigners who are exceeding their period of stay, violate visa conditions or create law and order problem. Such people are deported from the state, Kumar said adding that 10 foreigners were deported in the recent past.