Two of the persons nabbed are from Nigeria while the third is from Ghana, informed Hyderabad Police Commissioner V Srinivas Rao.
Cops said the victim was stabbed repeatedly and the body was dumped in a creek.
Calangute Police Inspector Jivba Dalvi said that information was received from sources that a foreign national would be coming to Candolim to deliver a consignment of drugs before Christmas Eve.
Brexit threatens the free flow of these goods, given stringent medicine regulations that may require the retesting of drugs shipped across borders in the absence of an agreed trading arrangement.
Drug addicts are involved in hooliganism at night, while the police remain silent,” said a government school teacher. Prof Sharma said, “Over two dozen youths have already lost their life due to this menace. It is high time we wake up.”
Police said 5.26 kg of heroin valued at Rs 26 crore in the international market, 24.59 kg of the chemical substance, Isosafrole, which is used to manufacture the drug MDMA, valued at Rs 9 crore and a third substance, suspected to be Ketamine, valued at Rs 3 crore, were found in the car.
A senior police officer said the police are attempting to establish if Wisdom has a previous criminal record for peddling drugs. “It is very difficult to verify that as foreign nationals don’t always give us their proper names and try to withhold their identities,” said the officer.
A member of Rise Up, a Manila-based coalition of church-related groups opposing the drug war, told Reuters that families of about 20 victims joined the procession. “I came to support the family. I want justice for Kian and all victims – including my son,” said Katherine David.
In May this year, police in the tourist state had asked its personnel to arrest people, found drinking in public places, including beaches. At a meeting held in Calangute that month, citizens had complained about drinking on beaches as well other public places and no action being taken against them.
Thane Joint Commissioner of Police Madhukar Pandey warned parents, teachers and students to remain vigilant and urged children to take a pledge to not indulge in any form of substance abuse.
The drug, popularly known as ICE, was set to be smuggled to the US and the UK, and is worth Rs 40 crore in the international market.
Sources in the government said the aim to setup the centre is to provide women addicts a “friendly environment”, while giving them “comprehensive treatment.”
As Punjab’s government denies the gravity of the problem, drugs take a growing toll in the once prosperous state.
At least 15 packets of heroin and weapons were recovered from the intruders believed to have entered from Pakistan.
India hockey captain Sardar Singh is ready to help spread awareness in Punjab against drugs