NCB probing a big drug racket in Goa: Minister

Panaji, Sep 7 : With the arrest of a Goa-based driver last week, who would transport drugs to Bengaluru, the NCB has unearthed a big racket, Goa’s Ports Minister Michael Lobo said on Monday.

Lobo said that the driver F. Ahmad worked for the husband of a Calangute village panchayat member belonging to a ruling panel supported by him, but also gave a clean chit to the husband-wife duo.

“I have heard through police sources and the media, that those parcels were to be given to some people in Karnataka. It is a seriously big drug racket. You look at it. Mumbai is linked to Goa. Goa is linked to Bangalore (Bengaluru). The Narcotics Control Bureau is doing a very good job of the investigation,” Lobo told reporters.

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Ahmad was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau officials last Tuesday in connection with an international curated-marijuana racket. Working as a driver at a popular restaurant, Ahmad worked as a ‘mule’ and transported parcels of designer drugs to a “prominent receiver” in Bengaluru.

The designer drugs, according to the NCB, would eventually find their way to Page 3 parties, where celebrities were in attendance.

Responding to allegations made by the Opposition, which said that the hotel which Ahmad worked in, was run by the spouse of a politician considered close to Lobo, the Minister said: “One employee has done something illegal. When it came to notice, he was sacked. Yes, he was one of the employees of our panchayat member’s husband.”

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“If an employee does something illegal outside the place of work, how can the owner be held responsible? However, I have told the police to investigate the matter,” Lobo said.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from IANS service.

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