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Drug trafficking worth 3 crore busted in Kozhikode


  • Kozhikode Excise Squad led by K.P.Muraleedharan ,teamed up with the Intelligence officials busted huge drug trafficking in the city ,today.
  • The team seized 5 kilogram opium and 70 gram heroin.
  • The culprit’s scooter also taken into custody.



In pic:The arrested person Ashique P.V

Kozhikode Excise Squad seized drugs worth 3 crore from a city lodge.
Ashique P.V (39),Punnakkal Veettil,Kolathara,Cheruvannur was arrested in connection with the case at 1 pm  .

This is one of the biggest drug bust in the recent history of Calicut.

According to Excise Inspector K.P.Muraleedharan, who led the operation , the accused person has been dealing in drug business for the last four months from Prestige Lodge, near by Town police station.

The officials believe that the arrested person might have links with other drug peddlers in different places.

More information will be revealed,once he is questioned.


The Squad had been observing the where about of this person ,after they received a tip-off. The excise team spotted  the drug dealer from Room number 11,second floor of the lodge.

The lodge is situated just nearby Kozhikode town police station.

The officials approached him in the pretext of drug retailers  and caught him red-handed.

The team seized 5 kilogram opium and 70 gram heroin,that cost around 3 crore in the market.


He rented the lodge by giving false information that he was working with a marble company.

Excise inspector Jijo James,Assistant inspectors K.Satheeshan,  K. Yusuf, Civil Excise Officer K.P.Rajesh,C.Ramachandran,S.Saju,V.M.Aslam were among the team members who busted the drug trafficking.scooter


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