North Goa police crack the whip ondrug menace, ban late-night parties

first_imgNorth Goa Superintendent of Police Chandan Choudhury on Monday banned music events and rave parties after 10 p.m. to crack down on drugs sold at late-night parties in the State.On Monday evening, Ms. Choudhury said, “In the coming days, no party will be allowed in open places after 10 p.m. Where there is music, there is possibility of drugs and over-consumption of liquor. So we will make sure the time limit is adhered to.”Ms. Choudhury was speaking after attending a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar following the death of two youths from Tamil Nadu and Kerala. They were found dead on Sunday morning after attending two separate parties at Anjuna in North Goa.Pravin Surendran from Tamil Nadu and Nidam Abdulla from Kerala died at a private hospital in Anjuna after they were admitted after suspected overdose of drugs. Ms. Choudhury said drug overdose cannot be ruled out from the case. She said, “Drugs are freely available to youngsters who come over from Kerala, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Party drugs have been recovered from young tourists who visited the State during long weekends.”Ms. Choudhury said the North Goa police and the Anjuna police jointly conducted a crackdown on Sunday evening in Anjuna and Vagator and arrested Achinto Rup Banerjee (20) from Visakhapatnam with drugs worth ₹20,000.last_img

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