Panaji: Israeli and
Russian drug mafias based in Goa manufacture and export synthetic
drugs like Ecstacy to the US, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
Speaking to reporters, Avinash Bhosale, general secretary of the
NCP, a ruling coalition partner in the Goa government, said the
state government was not doing enough to curb peddling of drugs to
both tourists and youngsters.
"Both the Israeli and Russian mafia are widely marketing drugs
like Ecstasy to the US," says literature published by the NCP to
be used as part of its 'Say No To Drugs' campaign, beginning
Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, is a synthetically manufactured
'happy' drug, which temporarily relieves the user of anxiety and
its possession is punishable in India under the Narcotics, Drugs
and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act.
"Goa being loosely governed, the drug cartels manage to survive by
splitting the phases of production - basic chemistry at one
location, drug tablet production at another, packaging at a
third," it further states.
"We feel that much more needs to be done. The Goa government's
action against drugs leaves much to be desired. That is why the
NCP is taking this step despite being a partner in government in
Goa," Bhosale said.
Seven policemen and two Israeli drug dealers were arrested and
subsequently released on bail after a Swedish model and a former
girlfriend of an alleged drug dealer uploaded incriminating videos
on the web, in which the drug dealer was seen speaking of how
police sell drugs to them.
The model, Lucky Farmhouse, also said in an interview to an
Israeli newspaper that state Home Minister Ravi Naik's son Roy had
links with the drug dealer Yaniv Benaim alias Atala.