f the 14 foreign nationals working in casinos in the state, five Russians are working in offshore casinos as dealer inspectors. Four other British nationals are working as casinos managers in various onshore and offshore casinos housed in the beach-tourism oriented state, the Minister said.
The reply also stated that 29 Nepali nationals were arrested over the last four years in cases booked under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Five Nepalis have already been convicted on drug charges.
The reply also stated that 19 Nigerians were arrested in the same period for possessing drugs like charas, cocaine and MDMA.
Other 74 foreign nationals who have been booked on drug charges over the last four years include Israelis, Norwegians, Dutch, Italians, Costa Rican, Japanese and Swedish.
One of the most popular beach tourism destinations in the country, Goa has gained notoriety for rampant sale of drugs in the coastal areas.