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Goa Police bust chemical drug lab, arrest Austrian national

IANS  |  Panaji 

The Police on Thursday busted a manufacturing laboratory operating from a rented home in the beach village of in North and seized synthetic drugs worth nearly Rs 1 crore, while also arresting an Austrian national for running the facility.

Speaking to reporters police in-charge of the police station Chetan Patil said that several used to manufacture amphetamine-based drugs and MDMA were seized in the raid. The premises was rented to the accused Austrian.

"We have arrested Christian Koller,35, an Austrian national for possession of drugs and running the drug laboratory," Patil said.

Koller has been booked under relevant sections of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances act.

Located 20 km from Panaji, is a known narco-tourism destination and the village is known to host drug-fuelled rave parties which are popular with tourists, both domestic and foreign.



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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 20:52 IST