THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a major catch, the city police nabbed four pushers with 1kg () in their possession on Tuesday.
The police identified the accused as Shaji (55) of , Anilkumar alias Kuzhiyan Kannan Ani alias Manas Ani (48) of Attingal, Sasidharan (65) of Mamam near Attingal and Nahas (55) of Chirayinkeezh. They were caught from the public park at Barton Hill colony in the city around 11am.
According to city police commissioner P Prakash, this was perhaps the biggest catch of methamphetamine by the city police ever. ‘One of the costliest and dangerous drugs, Meth’s prolonged use would even lead to death. It could be either manufactured in a laboratory setup or imported. We have initiated steps to find out the source of the drug,” he said while addressing a news conference here.
The seized contraband is worth Rs 1 crore. Only a very little amount of the stuff is sufficient to make one addicted to it.
Among the accused, Nahas was involved in a few drug-related cases and he was even arrested and jailed in a Gulf country in the past. The possibility of the drug being imported through his foreign s would also be probed. Anilkumar, too, has cases related to ganja-peddling registered against him at several police stations in the city and rural limits.
The four were nabbed by a team of shadow cops, who had been monitoring their activities for the past one week. Their arrests were recorded at Museum police station.
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