23 Arrested For Rave Party, Drugs Worth Over Rs 9 Lakh Seized

Panjim: While COVID-19 cases are more or less at a sustained level in Goa, police recently busted a rave party at Vagator, North Goa. They arrested 23 people, including three foreign nationals women, for possessing drugs like ecstasy and cocaine.

The ‘by-invite-only’ rave party was reportedly held at a posh row village complex called ‘Firangipani Villas’ at Vagator beach village.

“Upon thorough search, narcotics drugs including cocaine, MDMA, ecstasy tablets and charas were detected in sizable quantities and worth over rupees nine lakh. Three foreign women were also found in possession of narcotics,” Superintendent of Police (Crime Branch) Shobhit Saxena said.

FIRs have been registered for endangering public safety, violation of lockdown norms and for possession of narcotics drugs.

A few days back, the Goa Director General of Police Mukesh Meena had warned of strict action for holding rave parties amid the pandemic.

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