Kerala: Woman arrested for growing ganja on terrace in Kochi

A 37-year-old woman on Thursday was arrested  for allegedly cultivating cannabis (ganja) plants at her residence in Kathrikadavu.

Published: 30th March 2018 01:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th March 2018 03:23 AM   |  A+A-

Police seizing the Ganja plant which was planted on the roof a house at Kathrukadavu. (EPS | Melton Antony)

By Express News Service

KOCHI: A 37-year-old woman on Thursday was arrested  for allegedly cultivating cannabis (ganja) plants at her residence in Kathrikadavu. On a tip-off, the Ernakulam North Police raided the house near Paul’s Hospital on Vattekadu Road, Kaloor, and seized fiveganja plants, being grown in flower pots.

The police arrested Mary Ann Clement of Josun House, Kathirkadavu, Kaloor, who is working as a tourist guide and insurance agent.

According to the officers, the accused, who is unmarried, has been staying with her mother. “Five plants at a height of 6.5 feet and six months old were seized from the residence of the accused. During interrogation the accused confessed the ganja plants were handed over to her by one of her friends,” said Ernakulam North SI Vipin Das.

The residence of the accused was put under the surveillance for the past two days following  the tip-off. The ganja plants were planted in five flowerpots and placed on the terrace of the single-storeyed building. During the course of the investigation, the accused confessed to planting and growing them for six months. However, she did not disclose the identity of her associates, an officer said.

A case has been registered under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985. “She will be produced before the court on Friday,” said Vipin Das.

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  • manish

    Cannabis addiction is rare. An epidemiological study showed that only 9% of those who use Marijuana end up being clinically dependent on it. The 'comparable rates' for tobacco, alcohol & cocaine stood at 50% & more. Even prescribed drugs which are produced in our pharmaceutical company contain far for more lethal side effects. I think people are purposefully kept in the dark about this plant. It is miracle plant which can cure almost any health condition. People have no issues in consuming pesticide sprayed vegetables & develop cancer & other health issues. Then why there is no freedom in choosing no side effect god given medicinal plant. THINK PEOPLE
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