Drug racket busted in Goa; two held

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Panaji, March 24 (IANS) The Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Goa Police on Friday claimed to have busted a drugs racket in the coastal state which was being masterminded by a Briton, along with a Himachal Pradesh native, both of whom have been arrested.

A statement issued by the anti-narcotics agency on Friday said David Johnson, a British national residing in the beach village of Anjuna, and Ganesh Pondir were “main suppliers” of ‘ecstacy’ and hashish, respectively.

“We have seized drugs worth Rs 23.26 lakh,” Superintendent of Police (Crime) Umesh Gaonkar told reporters.

“David Johnson, who was arrested in a raid at Anjuna, is identified as the main supplier of ecstacy tablets. After his questioning, we arrested Ganesh Pondir from Arambol village with 1.35 kg of charas (cannabis) worth Rs 5.40 lakh. He is a native of Himachal Pradesh and a main supplier of charas to peddlers,” Gaonkar said.

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