Drug menace now hits city

 

Long held suspicions that drugs were available and sold in the city were confirmed with the arrest of a Nigerian with Rs 4.5 lakh worth of charas near Swimsea hotel on the Caranzalem beachfront when he came to deliver the merchandise to a client, police said. Within a km of the arrest point are at least eight educational institutions. 
 
The Anti-Narcotics Cell arrested the 32-year ~ U Victor Izuchukwu ~ with three kg of charas approximately valued at Rs 4,50,000 in the international market. The accused had been previously arrested by the Calangute police for possession of charas, ganja and cocaine and was released on bail, pending trial. 
 
At the press interaction to announce the capture, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Dr O P Mishra told newsmen “The accused was also arrested by Anjuna police for possession of 11 grams of cocaine and the case is under investigation”.  However, the DIG was tight-lipped on action plans for this type of crime; how many such Nigerians of doubtful antecedents were operating in the State; whether they were a part of any organised gang or whether there were plans to deport them. [H]