3 nabbed while smuggling 1 ton cannabis on Walayar border
Palakkad: Three people were nabbed on Walayar border here as they tried to smuggle one ton of cannabis by hiding it in a secret chamber inside a lorry. The trio were identified as Malappuram Perinthalmanna natives Badusha (26), Fayis (21) and Idukki Udumbanchola native Jishnu (24).
The cannabis was found in an inspection jointly carried out by Palakkad special squad and a team headed by Palakkad assistant excise commissioner. Though the lorry seemed to be empty, the cannabis was hidden inside a secret chamber in the vehicle.
The accused told excise authorities that the drug was brought from Andhra Pradesh. The excise officials informed that the trio regularly smuggle cannabis and other drugs from other states to Kerala and sell it at secret centres. The officials said the probe has been intensified as more people are involved in the gang.