Ruling Congress party legislator Agnelo Fernandes on Wednesday accused the state police of turning a blind eye towards increasing drug trade on the coastal belt.
"I have been time and again complaining to the police about drug trade flourishing on the coastal belt. Police have not acted and if you want I can show you where exactly it happens," Fernandes told the state legislative assembly.
The minister was speaking at the winter session of Goa state assembly, which began on Monday.
Fernandes, who represents coastal Calangute constituency, said drug peddling has become a menace in the coastal belt.
"It's increasing every year and state police should act against them (drug peddlers) stringently," he said.
Echoing similar views, BJP legislator from coastal Canacona constituency, Vijay Pai Khot said that the drug menace has gripped almost the entire coastal belt.
"Police should not neglect the trade. It has spoiled the entire coastal belt," he said.