Customs hold surprise raid at luxury hotels in Kochi
Kochi: The Customs department conducted a surprise raid in the luxury hotels in Kochi on Saturday night. The raid was carried out based on the secret information that drug deals take place in the city. Narcotic Control Bureau officials were part of the raid. Four hotels in Kochi city and one hotel in Fort Kochi were raided.
The officials received secret information that rave parties using drugs are organised in five star hotels in the city. Such parties are arranged at night during weekends and continue till daybreak. Following this, the raid was conducted at night. The officials arrived at the hotel by 11.40 pm.
The team members were directed not to leak the raid details at any cost. The raid was conducted in all five hotels at the same time. The authorities did not reveal more details of the raid. It is learnt that the raid was conducted considering the Covid crisis also.