April 26, 2010 5:50:16 pm
The Swedish model Lucky Farmhouse,who used a spycam to expose her boyfriend Yaniv Benaim’s links with Goa police says she has enough to establish a clear nexus between the police and Goa’s notorious drug mafia.
“I have not put out all the (spycam) recordings because I need to save those in case they will be coming after me. If they make any problem for me in the future,I will put it out,” Lucky said in an email interview from Sweden today.
The 33-year-old model,who was living-in with Atala,had shocked the Goa police after she posted her boyfriend’s clippings on social networking website youtube.com.
The clipping triggered a major crackdown on the police-drug peddler nexus,which saw Atala and five other policemen,including a police Inspector arrested for their links with the drug mafia.
Lucky alleged that a son of a big politician is also involved in the drug mafia.
“I have met him in Atala’s house many times and will remember his face. It is scary to see his father in the news. He is the reason I have not put out all recordings,” she said.
“I’m not afraid of Atala but I’m little afraid of this police and what they can do,” she said.
The drug peddler-police nexus controversy had forced the Goa police to change the way they stock the drugs seized after the seizures.
State Home Minister Ravi Naik had said that the force
will go to the bottom of the case.
Lucky claimed that its not just sleuths from anti narcotic cell,but also from the local police station that were dropping in often at Atala’s place and cybercafé
“Anjuna police were coming every day to his business “Atala Coffeshop” to pick up smaller bribes,Rs 7,000
according to Atala. They did not leave the minibus (police van). Atala went out were they parked to pay them,” she stated.
Back in Sweden,Lucky is a known name and has modeled in Stockholm,London,Paris and Hamburg for few big brands.
She also participated in the Reality Show,which made her a known name in the country.
Narrating anecdote after anecdote of how police were squeezing money from Atala while she was in Goa,Lucky said that one night her boyfriend met the police officer on a empty road and Atala gave him Rs 47,000 but he was still asking for more.
“This is the same policeman who sold the plastic bag with different drugs in one of the videos and the policeman Atala gave information to about other criminals. He was driving a motorcycle/scooter when we met,” she said.
“I will remember his face. Atala did never tell me he was going to pick up drugs or pay bribes. He felt safe with the fact that I was not interested in his “friendly contact” with the corrupt police to take over his business,” she said.
He was proud over his friendship with those corrupt men but at the same time scared and wanted someone to come along with him in the car in case something would happen,” Lucky said.
The model,who left Goa in February 2008 after putting up the videos on social networking website,said that she had to punish Atala.
“I had to punish him and today I’m happy I did. When I met Atala (Yaniv Beniam) he was in the beginning treated me very nicely and really tried to show himself as a good man. He kept his drug problems secret for me,” she said.
“After I had gone back to Sweden for two months and were coming back to Goa to move into his house everything had change. He was now heavily addicted to cocaine,doing his drugs open in the house. He was very aggressive and violent to me and everyone around. I was very was disappointed. I had come all the way from Europe to live with him and find out he was a junkie,” said the jilted lover.
“Every day policemen came to the house invited by him and discussed dirty business. At first I thought those men were criminals and not from the police because I could not believe how corrupt and greedy they were,” she alleged.
Lucky said that Atala was banned from India in 2006,he had been to jail in Israel and was not welcome back there.
She also said that before he came to Goa he had been arrested in Thailand for drugs and banned there too.
“He had asked around among his criminal friends if someone could get rid of me. So I continued to record when I had the chance and booked a ticket back to Sweden,” she said narrating about her days before she left for her country.
She also said that police should probe Atala’s link in British teenager Scarlet Keeling case as Scarlet was regular visitor to his coffee shop.
“The policeman who the mother Fiona MacKeown accused to be involved in the murder was the same policeman visiting Atala in his house and in his business almost every day,” Lucky claimed.
She said that the police have not yet contacted her for the statement.
“I will tell them everything if they contact me,” Lucky added.
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