This may be one of the unique ways of drugs smuggling in the state that Goa Police have come across. The drugs were stored in a condom and smuggled into the state by the UK national David Johnson had been unearthed by the Crime Branch of Goa Police on Friday.
According to the sources, an UK national, David Johnson, who was arrested on Friday by the Goa Crime Branch sleuths, for being part of a narcotics racket in Goa, for smuggling of the synthetic drugs into India by caching them in a condom. Based on news published by the PTI, Superintendent of Police (Crime) Umesh Gaonkar told the media that the accused David Johnson had also managed to smuggle in other drugs, by hiding them in medicinal containers, which were originally used to store herbal products, as well as in the form of sugar cubes.
According to the crime branch officer, David in not new in this business and he had been smuggling the drugs en route Mumbai to Goa. “He managed to give the slip to the officials at Heathrow airport before arriving in Mumbai on February. He has been in Goa selling synthetic drugs to customers here,” Mr. Gaonkar said.
The accused Johnson was intercepted with the drugs like Ecstasy and LSD by the Crime Branch sleuths of Goa Police from his residence in the Anjuna said the sources. According to the police, the value of drugs confiscated from Johnson is around INR 18,00,000. According to Superintendent of Police Umesh Gaonkar, the major clientele of the accused are the ones who use to frequent music parties in the north Goa coastal belt on a regular basis.
According to the sources, the Goa’s nightlife and beaches attract as much as four million tourists every year out of which half a million are foreign nationals. This raid is said to be the outcome of the CM appeal to the police to crack down on the late night parties and drug peddling in the coastal belts of Goa.
It may be recalled that the Chief Minister of Goa Shri Manohar Parrikar had ordered to the state police on Thursday to crack down on the drugs dealings and late night parties in the coastal belts of Goa. “Strict instructions have been given to the police department to crack down on the late night parties and the trafficking or sale of drugs in the state,” Mr. Parrikar said. The chief minister said he has also asked the police to remove encroachments, including the make-shift stalls selling various commodities, on the highways.
According to the reports, the drugs like Ecstasy is available openly in the Goa and the cause of the death of Devon teenager Scarlett Keeling was the overdose of the similar drugs. There are many cases of deaths of the tourists in Goa due to the consumption of drugs like Ecstasy and LSD but the smuggling of the same is still the continuous process. Although police manage to catch few birds but that is just the tip of an iceberg.