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12 Nov 2017 06:29am IST
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12 Nov 2017 06:29am IST

Authorities should keep a check on the DJs coming in from abroad, as they not only are without valid work visa (to perform), but also indulge in drug trade along the coastal belt

Authorities should keep a check on the DJs coming in from abroad, as they not only are without valid work visa (to perform), but also indulge in drug trade along the coastal belt

As the State continues to grapple with the burgeoning drug trade and drug-laced late night illegal parties along the coastal belt, the government needs to seriously look into the type of visas foreign disc jockeys use to visit and perform in Goa.

Herald tried to find out if the DJs descending in large numbers from different countries actually have valid visa to perform, as performing without a valid ‘work visa’ could be illegal.  And by the initial investigation one could say that most DJs were not in sync with the documentation required.

Herald’s initial probe also revealed that the majority foreign DJs hail from the East European countries and Russia. While no DJs without valid work or business visas have yet to be arrested, the State witnessed a few arrests of foreign DJs doubling up as drug traders or involved in drug trade. 

A senior police officer said it was during routine verification of the travel documents they realized that these DJs were in the country on tourist visa. 

Sources also stated that many foreign DJs prefer Morjim, Vagator and Anjuna that witnesses less domestic DJs. Information also reveals that most of them prefer stage names, making it difficult to track their records in the office of the FRRO.

Herald contacted the FRO Chief Bosco George who claimed they act once a complaint is made. “The concerned police stations keep a check …if they find any visa violation, it is reported to FRRO and accordingly we take action against the violator. However, we ensure Goan do not violate the Foreigner Act as C-Form is compulsory for the foreign nationals living in their premises,” he said. 
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