Panaji: According to the Goa home
department, 74 foreign nationals were booked in drugs-related cases in the coastal state in the last four years.
In reply to a question in the state Legislative Assembly,
Goa home minister Ravi Naik said this included Israelis,
Norwegians, Dutch, Italians, Costa Rican, Japanese, Swedish
But it is Nepalis who top the list of foreigners arrested
under Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
Naik said that 29 Nepalis were arrested in the last four years. Besides, 19 Nigerians were arrested in drugs- related cases in the same period.
Several foreigners are working in Goa`s off-shore
casinos. According to Naik`s reply -- tabled in the Assembly
-- 14 foreign nationals are working on the off-shore casino
Five are Russians, who are employed as dealer inspectors.
Four UK nationals were working as casinos managers.
Goa has a dozen of on-shore casinos and half a dozen off-
shore ones, plying in the Mandovi River.