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Sixth cop arrested for drugs mafia links

india Updated: May 13, 2010 09:15 IST

A policeman was arrested late Wednesday for links to the narcotics mafia, officials said in Panaji.

Subinspector Punaji Gawas was arrested for selling seized drugs stored for safekeeping in the police stiorehouse back to the drugs mafia, an official said.

"Gawas was arrested Wednesday evening for his links to the drugs mafia," Deputy Superintendent of Police Chandrakant Salgaonkar told reporters.

Gawas was first suspended and then placed under arrest.

Gawas, who is the sixth policeman to be arrested for his links to Goa's narcotics mafia, was the officer in charge of the police godown where drugs seized during narcotics raids were stored.

Police had earlier maintained that white ants had devoured the drugs.