Mangluru, Nov 09, 2017 : The city police on Wednesday arrested a teenager, who is an engineering student, for allegedly cultivating cannabis in flower pots on the premises of his house.
The police gave the name of the arrested person as Joshwa D’Souza (18) of Munoor village near Mangaluru.
According to a press note, the Economic and Narcotic Crime sleuths, led by Inspector Mohammed Sharief, raided D’Souza’s house and found two flower pots with cannabis plants.
These cannabis plants were among the many found on the premises of the house in which D’Souza lived.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Traffic) Uma Prashant said that as per the Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances Act cultivation of cannabis was an offence.
The police seized the two flower pots in which eight cannabis plants weighing 200 grams were grown. The police also seized eight grams of cannabis seeds reportedly procured by D’Souza.
Ms. Prashant said that the police were trying to find the place from where D’Souza sourced the seeds.
The Kavoor police on Wednesday arrested Mohammed Haris (42) of Kottara Chowki for allegedly growing cannabis in the land of Vineet Jalan near Kodikal Cross. The Central Sub-Division’s Anti Rowdy Squad on Tuesday had lodged a complaint with Kavoor police to take action against the person who had grown cannabis, which was 12 feet high. The Kavoor police said that Mohammed Haris had taken on lease the land from Mr. Jalan. The cannabis was grown near a cement shed on the land.
The Central Sub-Division’s Anti Rowdy Squad on Wednesday arrested Dhanush (22) of Hosabettu for allegedly selling cannabis to college students near the KSRTC bus stand. The police have seized 250 grams of cannabis and a motorcycle. The police are searching for an alleged accomplice of Dhanush, who reportedly managed to escape.
The same squad arrested on Wednesday Anish Amin (24) and Digambar Biswas for being in illegal possession of eight packets of cannabis that weighed 96 grams.
They also seized the mobile phone and the motorcycle used by the accused. A case has been registered with the Urva police, a press release said.