Drugs and their use has intensified in Kerala as well. The Harbour police in Kochi on Saturday arrested a Lakshadweep native, believed to be a soldier with the Indian Army, with 2.35 kg ganja. The police stated in a statement that 29-year-old Abdul Nasid was probably trying to hide ganja to Lakshadweep. Last month, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) had seized over 1 kg of ganja that was being smuggled to Lakshadweep in the cover postal parcels.
Following a tip-off by the CISF to the Harbour police officials, with the help of the Cyber cell officials, an investigation was held. Call record details of the arrested, mentioned in the address of the parcels, were held. “It is following this probe that Abdul Nasid, who was under hideout in TD Road in Ernakulam, was caught with 2.350 kg of ganja,” said the police statement. Abdul is a native of Kadmat Island in Lakshadweep. According to a statement by the police, it has been found that he is part of the Indian Army.
Reports say an identity card of his which stated he belonged to the Indian Army has been found in the lodge from where he was arrested. According to reports, the police have sought the help of Army officials to get more details about the arrested man. A police official of the Harbour Police told a leading daily that the man could be a ‘deserter’ who has not joined back to duty after being on leave. He was presented before the court and has been remanded.