Acknowledging that drug menace exits in the state, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today said “some tourists come here only to do drugs.”
Notably, Parsekar’s statement has come after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a recent ‘Man ki baat’ programme on radio, voiced concern over the “devastating” drug addiction menace and called it a “national pain.” He had also said that the money spent by youth on drugs could be funding terrorism.
“There is no denial that drugs exist in the state. We want that drug-peddling should be controlled. In the recent times, police have made large drug seizures,” Parsekar told reporters here.
“Some tourists come here only to do drugs. These tourists don’t contribute towards any revenue generation. They are bankrupt. In the days to come, we will maintain stricter vigil on such kind of tourists,” he said.
Responding to a question, Parsekar said there is truth in what Modi stated (about drug menace).
“The state like Goa should be more alert,” he said.