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Non-licensed businesses in Goa are drug havens: Minister

IANS  |  Panaji 

Health Vishwajit on Tuesday ordered a crackdown on non-licenced businesses run by foreigners in the coastal state, alleging that these were being used as drug havens.

"We have already formed a list of foreigners doing business in different parts of We are going to start in the North first and then move towards the South," told the media here.

"Most of these outlets, according to reports, are nothing but drug havens. We will take strict actions," the said, adding that the Health Act was also in the process of being modified.

also said that a drive would be conducted to launch a crackdown on clubs, including those operated by foreign nationals, who do not meet with the and Drug Administration's (FDA) standards of and hygiene.

"There are many clubs which are operational. The FDA will raid those clubs and if standards are not up to the mark, the kitchen will be sealed and locked."

The coastline of is filled with small businesses run by foreigners, many of them in partnership with local businesses.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 14:50 IST