Consulate of Russia finds out the details of the arrest of Russians in Goa in the case of drug trafficking

The Russian consulate in Mumbai said it was in contact with the “competent authorities” in the state of Goa in connection with the arrest of two Russians, including 58-year-old swimmer Svetlana Varganova. The details of what happened to the consulate are unknown.

“As of today, neither the detainees nor their relatives have applied to the Consulate General. For our part, we contacted the competent authorities of the state of Goa, we expect information from them on the situation around our compatriots, ”they said. “RIA News” at the consulate.

Today, April 30, The Indian Express reported that three people were arrested in Goa, two of them are Russian citizens (in addition to Svetlana Varganova, one policeman was arrested). According to the publication, Svetlana Varganova lived in India for several years, where she sold drugs to foreigners.

The Indian Express wrote that drugs were confiscated from the detainees – LSD, cocaine, methamphetamine, charas, hydroponics, hash oil – as well as the proceeds from their sale in various currencies. According to the newspaper, all the detainees were part of the “international drug cartel”, “the main person” in which was a Russian citizen.

Lusine Balasyan


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