Police raided two popular beach shacks in North Goa’s Anjuna village, including the popular cafe Curlies, on 15 August. The owners of the shacks were arrested after waiters and customers were found carrying drugs.
North Goa Superintendent of Police Chandan Choudhury confirmed the arrest of Edwin Nunes, owner of Curlies shack, and Rohan Shetty of Club Nyex – both cafes located in Anjuna beach.
They have been arrested under Section 25 of the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.North Goa Superintendent of Police Chandan Choudhury
Three other tourists from Bengaluru were also found carrying drugs, another officer attached to the Anjuna police station said.
The arrest follows a crackdown on rave parties and late-night outdoor music soirees in the tourism-friendly coastal fringes of the state. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the police crackdown on drugs, rave parties, and late night music events would continue.
Late night rave parties are illegal and it is where drugs are consumed and distributed. Rave parties on beaches or remote areas should be totally stopped.Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
The crackdown started after two young tourists from Kerala and Tamil Nadu died of suspected overdose after attending a late-night party at two separate nightclubs in Anjuna, which is regarded as a haven for narco-tourism.