PORVORIM: Total number of 589 drugs cases registered have been registered in Goa under NDPS Act, for the period from year 2018 to 2020.
In 2018 the total cases registered were 222 of which five have been convicted while 1 was acquitted. In 2019, 219 cases were registered of which two were convicted while 0 were aquictted.
Further last year there were 148 cases registered in Goa under NDPS Act of which none have been acquitted or convicted.
The South Goa Police have taken following steps to curb the menace of drugs such as Day and night Police patrolling is maintained in vulnerable areas. Meetings are organized to sensitize people about the ill effects of drugs.
Programmes for school and college students are organized to sensitize students regarding ill effects of Drug abuse. Letters have also been sent to the Heads of Educational Institutions to furnish information to the Police, in case any drug related activities are noticed around their respective institutions. 4. Intelligence is also being collected and informants are deployed to find out persons indulging in drug activities.