Tobacco products found hidden inside cake at quarantine centre
Edappal: A group of men tried to give Hans, a tobacco product, to their friend who is under observation at a quarantine centre here. They took the tobacco product to the centre after hiding it inside a cake. But the health workers at the centre recovered the packet after a cat took a bite from the cake.
The incident took place at Sreevalsam quarantine centre here. A Gulf returnee who is quarantined at the centre got the cake as gift from his friends. It is reported that his friends drilled the top layer of the cake to hide the banned tobacco products. They also planned that if they turn successful in the mission, more tobacco products will be delivered to the quarantined friend in the same way.
But, when a few minutes were left to hand over the cake to their friend, a cat turned villain. The teachers on duty and trauma care volunteers at the centre noted that a cat took a bite from the cake. Following this, they decided to cut the cake and distribute among cats around the centre. While cutting the cake, they recovered the tobacco product packets from it.
Trauma care Changaramkulam unit leader Sajitha and Ajmal were the teachers who were on duty at the centre. As informed by the staff at the centre, health worker N Abdul Jaleel reached the spot and warned the expat and his friends of strict action for violating the rules at the quarantine centre.