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.