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Goa is no more looked upon for drugs, people visit here for beaches: DGP

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Panaji: New Director General of Goa Police Jaspal Singh has said that the coastal state is no more looked upon for ‘drugs’ but rather is visited for its ‘beaches.’

Singh took the charge as the DGP of Goa on Thursday replacing IPS officer Indradev Shukla, who retired from services on April 01.

“Now, people don’t come to Goa in search of the drugs and instead they pay visit to the State for its natural beauty, local cuisine, culture, music etc. Culture and food has been developed as the new USP (Unique Selling Proposition) of Goa,” the DGP said in his first ever press conference on Wednesday after taking over the charge.

Singh said that lots has been done by State Police to control the drug paddling menace in Goa. “We do not want people to remember Goa for drugs. The action against drug menace has been a priority not only for me, but also for my predecessors,” he said.

The DGP said that every policeman is trying his best to curb the drug menace and the fight will continue even in future utilizing all the resources available with us.

Singh stated that the drug cartels work “intelligently” due to which coordinated efforts of various agencies are required to control them. “If you consider the situation in the past, I would say that we have been able to make a dent on suppliers of narcotics,” he added.

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