Panjim: Goa Police busted a rave party in North Goa in which twenty-three people, including three foreigners, were arrested.
At the rave party drugs worth Rs 9 lakh were seized. The party was going in the state at a time of the COVID-19 pandemic at a Villa in Vagator village under Anjuna police station limits on Saturday night.
Goa Director General of Police, Mukesh Kumar Meena in a tweet said, “Zero tolerance to #Drugs and Ensuring Public Safety #goapolice Crime Branch busted a late night party in Anjuna. 23 persons including 3 foreigners were arrested and narcotic drugs worth over Rs 9 lac were seized.”
Two women from Russia and one from Czech Republic were among those arrested. They were arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act for allegedly possessing banned substance during the police raid, a senior crime branch official said.
An Indian man, who organised the party, was also arrested under the NDPS Act.
Nineteen others present at the party were arrested for violating the social distancing norms. Most of them were domestic tourists who had come to the coastal state on a vacation.