Goa Should Be Drug Free: Youth Congress
Demands strict action to eradicate the drug threat
PANJIM: Goa Pradesh Youth Congress Committee (GPYCC) Chairman Adv Varad Mardolkar thanked outgoing Director General of Police (DGP) Mukesh Kumar Meena for alerting Goa Police to the trafficking drug in Goa and demanded that the police take strict action to eradicate the drug threat.
“The concerns expressed by Meena regarding drug trafficking should be taken seriously by the police in Goa and they should not distract Nelson’s attention after he has joined another state under pressure from the political powers,” Mardolkar said.
The GPYC chairman said he did not trust the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government because in the past it intended to legalize the cultivation of marijuana. “The BJP has tried to stimulate the cultivation of ganja in Goa. Therefore, I doubt that he is giving the police carte blanche to take action against drug traffickers. I ask the Goa police not to be under such pressure and to make Goa drugs free, ”he said.
“Goa is known for its rich culture and heritage. That is why we must protect this image on the tourist map of the world. Goa shouldn’t be called a drug hub. This care should be taken by the police and society should also help the police to eradicate this threat, ”Mardolkar said.
“Meena’s statement exposed the area of the illicit drug trade, suggesting that the drug trade takes place in Goa. Therefore, once again, I demand that the police make every effort to eradicate it, ”he said.
Meena, during a speech at the seminar organized by the Anti-Narcotics Unit (ANC) of the Goa Police, had advised the police to take action against the illicit drug trade.