Goa: Austrian national held for possessing drugs
Panaji/UNI: An Austrian national was arrested in narcotics raid conducted Pernem Police in North Goa on Sunday.
According to Pernem Police Station Incharge Police Inspector Jivba Dalvi, reliable information was received regarding one Austrian National involved in illegal drug activities.
A team was formed and a raid was conducted during evening hours of November 29, 2020, and the accused person was caught red-handed with possession of Charas worth Rs 1,20,000.
The raid was conducted at Thorlebag, Keri, Pernem. The accused, Stefan Hechenberger (43) was placed under arrest under section 20(b)(ii)(B) of NDPS Act.
Dalvi said the accused had history of illegal drug peddling and was earlier arrested by Goa Police in 2008.
The team was led by PI Jivba Dalvi with PSI Vivek Halarnkar, Praful Giri, PC Vinod Pednekar, Mithil Parab, Anishkumar Poke, Ravi Mhaloji, jivan Govekar, yashudhar Ugwekar, Dayesh Khandeparkar.
Further investigation was in progress under the supervision of SDPO Gajanan Prabhudessai and SP North Ukrisht Prasoon.