Crime & Safety

‘Nigerians’ Drive India’s Narco-Tourism

PANAJI

Nearly 30% of the narcotics-related raids conducted by police agencies in the last three years (2011-13) has netted an African allegedly possessing drugs or peddling it, reveal official statistics of the Goa Police.

Out of 158 offences registered under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act during these three years, 44 have resulted in the arrest of citizens of African countries, most of whom came to Panaji on tourist or student visas.

Official statistics also reveal that out of the 44 arrested, 34 are Nigerian nationals, while others are from Ghana, South Africa, Sudan and Lesotho. Records also show arrest of one African, whose exact nationality police have not been able to ascertain yet.

Full report here IBTimes

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