73 cases booked under NDPS in last five years

All possible efforts are made to detect remaining undetected cases, says CM

Goemkarponn desk
PORVORIM: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant informed that 73 cases were booked under NDPS Act during the last 5 years from 2017 to 2022 (up to 15.06.2022).
“In 2017 there were 14 cases, in 2018 the cases were 20, in 2019 there were 14, in 2020 and 2021 there were 11 cases each, and now in 2022 up to 15,06.2022, the cases are three,” said CM Sawant.
He further said that action is taken as per NDPS Act and other applicable laws. Also, intimation about the arrest of non-Indian accused is given to FRRO, Panaji, with a request to intimate concerned Embassy/ Consulate.
When asked about the mechanism adopted by the government to tackle such cases, Sawant said that regular checking through beat staff is carried out at Hotels, Guest houses, rented rooms etc. Intelligence is also collected regarding the illegal stay of foreigners, and if anyone is found staying illegally, action against him/her is initiated as per the appropriate section of law.
“As regards serious crime, most of the cases are detected. All possible efforts are made to detect remaining undetected cases. In most of the undetected cases, no clues are available as the culprits took precautions not to leave any trace evidence behind,” he added.
Sawant said that after any house burglary or vandalism and desecration of religious structures, crime is reported, services of Finger Prints experts and Dog squad are utilized, and Special Teams are deputed in Goa and outside Goa.
“Dump data of the locality is analyzed. CCTV footage are checked in and around the locality, and accused persons with similar modus operandi are interrogated,’ CM added


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