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KOCHI:The police arrested two youths Ranjith, 22, and Binish, 24 from Idukki, while attempting to bring in 5 kg of ganja in an autorickshaw.
They were arrested by the special squad formed under Shamsu Illikkal, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Special Branch, by the City Police Commissioner Manoj Abraham.
The special squad was formed to probe complaints of increase in sale of narcotic substances in colleges in the State.
The police found these two were part of a group engaged in selling narcotic material to college students in the city.
The police team is also probing the possibility of the group bringing in ganja from Orissa and Andhra Pradesh and selling it as a produce of Idukki.
Fake credit cards
Ernakulam Town Central police arrested two persons from Tamil Nadu on charges of making fake credit cards and purchasing material using them.
Chandru, 44, of Reliance Apartments, VOC Road, Trichy, and Marimuthu, 24, of Shanti Nagar, Palayamcode, Tirunelvelli, were arrested from near Menaka Junction on the basis of a complaint lodged by the manager of HDFC Bank, Palarivattom.
The police are probing the possibility of more persons being involved in the crime.
The police arrested three persons on charges of immoral trafficking from a residential building at Kadavanthra Girinagar Bhavan's Road.
The owner of the building was abroad and the house had been given out on rent, said the police.
The place was put under surveillance following complaints, the police said.
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