Panaji, Jan 12: Raising concern over the state police's incompetency to curb drug trade in Goa, a Congress legislator said that the drug mafia will soon have enough strength and influence to shoot the state's chief minister and home minister.
"If you don't control the drug trade in the state now then they will be ruling over us soon. They will shoot the chief minister and home minister and we will not have any control over them," Agnelo Fernandes said.
Fernandes is a legislator from Calangute, which is the a popular tourist destination in Goa. He also runs popular night clubs along the north Goa coast.
This statement came just after Home Minister Ravi Naik claimed that there was no drug trade in Goa.
"There may be drugs in south Goa but as far as north Goa's coastal belt is concerned, I know for sure drugs are there and I can identify the people who are doing it. So many of them are foreigners," Fernandes said, adding that Nigerian gangs control the Candolim-Calangute belt, Israelis control Ozrant beach, Russians operate in Morjim beach while the local gangs operate in Anjuna.
He even said that he has witnessed instances when peddlers were trading drugs on motorcycles with police personnel riding pillion.