Kasargod: A young man from Kasargod and a medical student from Tamil Nadu were arrested with top quality cannabis. Ajmal Thotta from Mangalpady and Minu Reshmi Murugan Rajitha from Nagercoil were arrested by the Mangalore police. Minu MBBS Is a student.
Police have launched a search for another Kasargod resident who is the main accused. Police said that he was absconding.
The cannabis seized was from Hydro Weed. Hydro weed, a premium cannabis, was seized at a rate of 200 grams each. According to the police, the cannabis in the hydro weed category is ten times more expensive than regular cannabis. They are distributing cannabis in Mangalore, Ullal, Darlakatta, Uppala, Konaje and Kasaragod areas.
In the last six months, there has been a huge drug hunt in Mangalore. Although the case is being heard in Mangalore, it is reported that the majority of the cannabis smugglers are Malayalee youths. The cannabis worth Rs 1.5 crore has been seized under the leadership of DCP Hariram Shankar. In Mangalore, there are reports that the cannabis smuggling gang has shifted their headquarters after a strong police check. Police have received intelligence reports that the gang is now based in Uppala.