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Drugs found at two beach shacks, owners Edwin Nunes of Curlies and Rohan Shetty of Club Nyex arrested

Panaji: Owners of two popular beach shacks in North Goa’s Anjuna village were arrested on Tuesday after a police raid found waiters and patrons at the establishments in possession of drugs, said police.

Superintendent of Police (North Goa) Chandan Choudhury confirmed the arrests of Edwin Nunes, owner of Curlies shack, and Rohan Shetty of Club Nyex — both cafes located in Anjuna, some 20 km from here.

“They have been arrested under Section 25 of the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act,” the police officer said, adding that waiters at the Curlies shack were also found with drugs.

The waiters under interrogation said they were working on the instructions of their owner and hence the police placed the owners under arrest.

Earlier, on Monday night, the Anjuna police arrested a Kerela native with Charas and MDMA drugs in the Nyex Club. The owner of the Curlis Restaurant came under the scanne as a police team headed by SP North Goa raided the club and arrested 3 staff members in possession of drugs.

Additionally, the Police on Monday arrested 3 persons Darius Sarigala, Akash Prasad and Morcio Mullen with drugs in parking aread of Curlies Restaurant and also arrested a waiter Manjunath Anverikar with Charas and other drugs.

In another raid the Anjuna police arrested a Keralite youth Joe Raymon Jr. with with Charas and MDMA worth 40 thousand rupees. In both the cases, the police found that the accused owners of Curlies Restaurant and Nyex Club were in knowledge that their premises were being used for illegal drugs trade.

The anti-narcotics cell (ANC) arrested two sisters Yogita & Chaitali Naik with 14 kgs of Ganja and 20 grams of MDMA worth Rs 16 lakhs.

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Three other tourists from Bengaluru were also found in possession of drugs and have also been booked, 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 on Tuesday 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,” Parrikar told media persons on the sidelines of the Independence Day function here.

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The crackdown started after two young tourists from Kerala and Tamil Nadu died of suspected overdose after attending a late-night music do at two separate nightclubs in Anjuna, which is regarded as a haven for narco-tourism.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday 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 beachesor remote areas should be totally stopped,” Parrikar told media persons on the sidelines of the Independence Day function here.

The crackdown started after two young tourists from Kerala and Tamil Nadu died of suspected overdose after attending a late-night music do at two separate nightclubs in Anjuna, which is regarded as a haven for narco-tourism.

According to a Times Now report, the owner of Curlies, a well-known shack in Goa, was arrested after the waiters serving at the restaurant were found with drugs in their pockets.

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Three people from Bangalore were also arrested from the premises at Curlies after drugs were found on them.

The shack reportedly was on the radar after multiple suspected deaths due to drug overdose over the years.

Two days ago, two youngsters died at two separate rave parties at the popular beach village of Anjuna in north Goa, possibly due to a drug overdose.

Goa Water Resources Minister Vinod Palienkar said he favoured a thorough probe into the deaths of Pravin Surendran from Tamil Nadu and Nidam Abdulla from Kerala, who died at a private hospital in Anjuna, 20 km north of Panaji.

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