We got a room in the near by Plaza hotel-
a 3 star hotel. We were spending our time happily till the
money in our pockets was emptied. Even by killing somebody
we were ready to live like kings. I decided to spend my life
with such a satisfaction and happiness. I know lot of ways
of earning money. As we had traveled throughout the night
we slept. My associate had a sound sleep. He was snoring.
But I could not as the problem of selling the product was
torturing me constantly. Always I was thinking of how to sell
that. "How to sell? Whom should I catch? This is a new place
for me what to do?"
By 5 o'clock in the evening having a pocket of 5 Gms I went
to a nearby petty beeda shop. As most of the owners of beeda
shop are from Mangalore side I went there.
I took a cigarette and to the owner, in
a mild soft tone I asked, "dear friend, if you don't think
otherwise, I want to ask you one question, will you answer
me?" "All right, you ask anything you want. I am happy that
you are talking in Kannada, without any hesitation you can
ask me". I thought he might have guessed. "I want some ganja.
Where I can get it?"- I enquired. Staring at my face directly
he told, "I am having it, how much do you want?"
It was like finding an oasis in the desert
for me. It was my good luck indeed. I became very close to
him. His name was Subhash. He was from Kundapur and unmarried
and looked like a good boy. Even though he was not professional
his face was friendly. He became my good friend as long as
I lived in Goa. Even today he is a good friend of mine. I
told him everything without any hesitation. He also felt very
happy. He locked his shop immediately and came to my lodge.
We exchanged our ideas regarding our business completely.
Every Wednesday there will be a foreign fair
in the beach. There not only number 2 business but also all
sorts of activities will go on. To be frank A to Z business
will take place. I along with Subhash went to the fare. I
purchased the "CHILUME" (ganja smoking equipment). Filling
the ganja we started smoking in such a way that it should
catch the eyes of the foreigners. If you have 10 grams of
ganja it is not unlawful. We had only 10 Gms with us. After
entering this world I started studying the law books also.
That is how I came to know this. By that time 2 foreigners
came to us as we were smoking. They were calling any drug
"Oh! Hashish!!! Shall we too accompany you" "Why not? With
pleasure". They identified themselves as people from Holland.
"Oh, it is really good. Where did you get it?" It flashed
to my mind to do some business. So I gave him 5 grams of it
freely. They told me that they want more of it and took my
address, later in the night contacted me in the hotel.
My associate Suresh showed them a half
kg packet. They were astonished looking at the packet. I asked
them "Do you want?" They nodded their heads in the affirmative.
They enquired about the rate. I told them to give as much
as they like. But they told me they know nothing about the
rate and asked me to fix the rate. I told them that it is
very costly and asked them about their requirement also. One
of them told me that they want for $1000. I was upset. "As
you look very friendly take it completely". He also felt very
happy as I felt. Without even thinking for a second I sent
my associate to Bangalore to bring the rest. I also told him
to bring Malli Bhai. I had sold everything; even I didn't
have anything to smoke.
The Holland people became closer to me as
the days passed on. I asked Subhash to exchange the dollars
as I had a great belief in him. Even he was taken as a partner
in our business. He closed his shop even.
Suresh came along with Ismail bringing the
remaining 4-½ kg ganja but without Malli Bhai to Goa. They
brought it in four installments. To dump this I took a cottage
for rent on Rs. 10000 per month. It belonged to the Tourism
Department of Goa. We had all the convenience in that cottage.
As it was completely independent we had no problems of any
We dumped the consignment. Suresh and Subhash
were my most trusted agents. Ismail after co-operating in
every way with me went back to Bangalore. As he too had his
share of profits he started sending the consignments to me
regularly. But I had not disclosed the secret of my business
to him. Our business flourished and continued. We started
getting huge profits. By this time I got acquainted with Goa
completely. For 6 months, Goa police could not find out anything
about our business. But the business we were doing was against
Today or tomorrow the police will definitely
come to know, as the involvement of money was too much. Too
much earnings will make even the dead alive. This makes us
make more enemies. Suresh was in Vasco and had started visiting
the RED LIGHT AREA. Even though I was disgusted I had to keep
quite as there was no other go. I too had inkling towards
girls but it was well within limits. Even though I was disgusted
with the conduct of Suresh, later on I developed a high opinion
about him, the reason being he had a contact of a good prostitute.
Because of this contact she shelved off her old business and
started a new life remaining like a wife of Suresh. She started
living in our cottage itself. She too became our agent. Suresh
when came to cottage with her had introduced her to me as
a "prostitute". I asked her why she took such a business and
even chided her whether she was not ashamed to sleep with
so many people for which started narrating her old life's
story. TO BE CONTINUED