Kochi: In a strange incident, a young man possessing nitrazepam tablets and ganja was nabbed by an excise special squad, after he ran into them while following a drug peddler, who was running away from the spot on seeing the officials.
According to excise officials, a drug deal was taking place in an ally lane near Perumbadappu. Arun George, a native of Jew Town handed over drug pills to Abin Antony (21), a native of Perumbadappu.
After receiving the pills, Abin moved a few steps away from the spot to confirm that the pills were genuine. As he was counting the money to pay for the pills, Arun, who saw an excise team heading in the direction started running away from the spot.
Without realizing what had happened, Abin tried to follow Arun to pay the money but ended up running into the excise officials.
The officials were surprised to see one man fleeing the scene and another encountering them. They asked albin, gasping for breath why he was running. In reply, Abin said that he was running to give tablets to a friend who was suffering from fever.
Growing suspicious, the officials frisked Albin and recovered 54 nitrazepam tablets and 70 grams of ganja from Abin. A search is on to nab Arun George.