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British pensioner paraded around with hood over his head ‘after drugs raid’

British pensioner paraded around with hood over his head ‘after drugs raid’

A British pensioner has been pictured flanked by several police officers with a black hood covering his head after being arrested in India over a huge drugs haul. 

The man, who has been named as 76-year-old Stephen Slotwiner, was allegedly caught with various drugs at his rented accommodation in a village in Goa. 

Police seized 512 grams of cannabis, along with 40 ecstasy pills, 80 grams of MDMA and a quantity of LSD said to be worth £16,000. 

Slotwiner could face up to six months behind bars if convicted under India’s Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Act. 

A photo shows him seated wearing a pink vest, yellow shorts, and flip flops surrounded by nearly a dozen uniformed officers. 

His face and head are covered by a black hood with a pair of eye holes cut out of it. 

The raid is believed to have been ordered after police were tipped off about drug possession at the premises. 

Those caught with a kilo or more of illegal substances face sentences of between 10 and 20 years in prison. 

It was the latest in a series of police operations aimed at cracking down on the drug trade in the state, which is popular with tourists. 

Others arrested during similar raids include a traveller from Bengaluru and a local restaurant owner. 

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