PANAJI: The State government has ruled out presence of any criminal gang operation in Goa.
“No incident has been reported of criminal gang operating in Goa and no such case has been reported so far.As a preventive measure, round the clock patrolling is maintained by Goa Policethrough PCR Vans, Highway patrol vans, Motorcycles, foot patrolling etc,” said CM Sawant
He further said that informants have been developed to share the information of such crimes and criminals so as to initiate appropriate action against such criminals.
Speaking on narcotic cases, CM said that the cases under NDPS Act are booked by Goa Police after collecting information through sources/informants. The specific mandatory provisions of NDPS Act are required to be adhered to while booking cases under this Act, unlike other Acts.
“The cases are booked against the offenders who violates the provision of NDPS Act. The narcotics drugs are not manufactured in Goa. As and when the specific information is received through reliable sources of drug dealing, the raid is being conducted and case under the appropriate provision of NDPS act is booked,” he said
Meanwhile, Sawant informed that intelligence is collected and all the staff have been directed specially those deployed at Border Check Post to keep strict vigil and if found anyone with illegal possession of weapons, the same to be attached immediately and action be initiated under the appropriate section of law.