Goa to take stringent action against drug trade

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 13:14

Panaji: Goa Advocate General Atmaram Nadkarni on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court bench here that the government would take stringent action against drug trafficking prevalent in the state`s coastal belt.

The assurance came after a division bench of Justice AP Lavande and Justice UV Bakre on Tuesday directed him to explain the Goa government`s stand on drug trafficking in Goa`s northern coastal belt.

The issue came up while the court was hearing a petition on noise pollution.

The court also expressed concern that even the Calangute legislator Michael Lobo was feeling helpless after filing a complaint about drug trafficking and naming the alleged offenders.

The advocate general, however, informed the court that after the director general of police received a complaint from Lobo, North Goa Superintendent of Police Vishram Borkar met the Calangute legislator to get details on the rampant drug trade prevalent in the region.

IANS



First Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 13:14

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