Democracy News Live reporter Shruti Sharma got the answers from Glenn Costa, journalist, covering crime and politics, in Goa. According to Costa, drugs have permeated in school, colleges and in the cities in Goa and the amount of drugs that are being caught is very small in comparison to what is out there in the market. Big and small time drug dealers are released easily, an indicator of patronage from the politicians and the police.
Glenn also talks about how tourist backlash has it's roots in the growing menace, created by those who influx the region but do not benefit it economically. These are in major part domestic tourists who cook and prepare their own food while living on the streets. Recently, the disappointment was also voiced by the Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai, on behalf of the Goans, calling this section of the tourists as "scum of earth".