Congress slams ministers for saying tourists come to Goa for drugs

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Panaji, May 21: Goa Congress has threatened to "throw cow dung on the face of ministers" who claim that tourists arrive in the state due to availability of drugs.

"If any minister says that tourists come because of drugs, we will throw cow dung on his face to purify him," Goa Congress unit chief Luizinho Faleiro said.

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"We should tell tourists that don't come to Goa for drugs. They can come to enjoy the vacation. We will provide them all the support," he said. The scourge and menace of drugs is hitting Goa, he told media persons here.

Faleiro's statement comes a week after the Congress unit launched a campaign against drugs in the coastal state.

We should tell tourists that don't come to Goa for drugs: Faleiro

"Drugs are not only in the coastal belt, but they have percolated to the hinterland," he said pointing out the recent incident wherein two youths had died at Curtorim village after consuming narcotics during a birthday party.

"Nigerians have become drug lord in Goa and they are being supervised by government. In the coast of Arambol, drugs are sold in open by Nigerians," the former Chief Minister alleged.

Arambol beach is popular among the foreigners and falls under the constituency of Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar.

Faleiro said that his party will start statewide agitations to make Goa a drug-free state. Acknowledging that drug menace exits in the state, CM Parsekar had last year said, "Some tourists come here only to do drugs."

PTI

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