Maradu Police on Monday arrested a person for allegedly selling ganja from his own taxi cab.
The arrested is Navin Kumar, 38, Pullikkal House, Elamkulam. Maradu SI A B Vipin said that the arrest was based on information received from an IT professional, who was identified as a customer of the culprit.
Navin was arrested from Champakkara while he was on his way to distribute ganja to customers, and 1 kg of ganja was seized.
The SI further said the culprit had been supplying ganja to highly paid IT professionals and others in Kochi. “He used his cab for the purpose. He charged `500 for 20g of ganja. He also established relationships with the professionals whenever he was called for cab service by IT companies”, he said.
The police also said they have got hints about the widespread smuggling of ganja from Munnar to Kochi.
“The culprit was collecting ganja from a person named Aji, based in Munnar. Aji used to contact his clients from coin telephone booths from different locations. He spends a little time in Kochi and leaves the place as soon as completes his deals with the clients here. Searches are on to trace him”, police said.