Even as Calangute Police on Thursday arrested yet another person for illegally possessing drugs, former minister Dayanand Narvekar asked Chief Minister Digambar Kamat to declare a war on drug dealers and drug mafia operating in Goa.
In a letter addressed to the Chief Minister, Mr. Narvekar referred to an article in India Today claiming that the drug trade in Goa is pegged at Rs 300 crore per year.
He referred to various issues including police selling drugs even outside the state of Goa, the escape of Atala, innocent people being framed in drug cases, Scarlet murder and the murder of a Nigerian at Assagao, British national found dead in Maharashtra to build up a case of the prevalence of an organized drug cartel working in Goa.
While also referring to the police highhandedness in regard to the Cipriano case and the increasing number of deaths on roads, Mr. Narvekar painted a very unappealing picture of the Goa Police efficiency.
Meanwhile on Thursday evening, police arrested Ugochukwu R Nwokeka, a Nigerian for possessing 11 grams of cocaine estimated to be worth around Rs 1.10 lakhs in the open market.
The Nigerian was arrested at Saligao after the police received a tip off that he was waiting for a customer.