Goa police are cracking down on drug abuse in the state by using a new detection device, SoToxa.
This hand-held analyzer uses an oral fluid swab to detect the presence of various drugs, including cocaine, methamphetamine, opiates, cannabis, amphetamine, and benzodiazepines.
In a recent anti-drug drive, the police tested seven people in a random check at Vagator beach, and all tested positive for drugs.
The police have stated that such random checks will continue in the future as there is zero tolerance for drug abuse.
The police also deployed the device at a party venue where a few people were found intoxicated with narcotics and were arrested and sent for medical screening.
The North Goa superintendent of police, Nidhin Valsan, has said that the operations will continue until Goa is drug-free.
He has emphasized that Goa represents beautiful beaches and culture, and it will not be allowed to be drowned in the intoxication of drugs.