23 arrested in Goa rave party held amid pandemic


The rave party was being held at a posh row village complex called ‘Firangipani Villas’ at Vagator beach village.

“Upon thorough search, narcotics drugs including cocaine, MDMA, ecstasy tablets and charas were detected in sizable quantities and worth over Rs nine lakh. Three of the accused are foreign women,” a Goa Police statement said.

“FIRs are registered for endangering public safety and for narcotics drugs. Further proceedings are ongoing,” the statement also said.

The raid follows days after a warning by Goa Director General of Police Mukesh Meena, who had said that he was aware of rave parties taking place in Goa amid the pandemic and had warned strict action against such events.

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