Brit pensioner, 76, paraded in hood after being 'caught with massive drug haul' in India | The Sun

A BRIT pensioner has been snapped surrounded by cops and masked by a black hood after being arrested in India over a huge drug haul.

Stephen Slotwiner, 76, was arrested in the Indian state of Goa after he was allegedly caught with drugs at his rented accommodation.

Reports suggest that the bust included 512 grams of cannabis.

Police are also said to have found 40 ecstasy tablets and 80 grams of MDMA, as well as a quantity of LSD.

Slotwiner, 76, was arrested earlier today in the village of Arambol, which is apparently a hub for tourism related to the study of yoga.

In the newly released photo, he is seen sat in a chair surrounded by uniformed cops.

Slotwiner's face is covered by a black hood with two eye holes cut into it.

The raid of his accommodation was reportedly ordered after police received a tip off about drug possession.

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Under India's Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Act, he faces a prison sentence of up to six months and a fine of up to 10,000 rupees (£108.49) if convicted.

He is fortunate that the amount he was reportedly caught with was under 1kg, above which he would face between 10 and 20 years in prison and a fine up to one lakh (£1084.98).

Police Inspector Dattaram Raut confirmed the raid had taken place as well as the quantity and value of the drugs recovered.

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It comes after Goa's chief minister's recent demands for a police crackdown on the drug trade in the state.

It is the latest in a series of raids targeting, amongst others, a tourist from Bengaluru and the owner of a local restaurant.

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