Kasargod, Jan 02, 2015: A person identified as Riyaz (32) from Periyatadka has been arrested by the narcotic cell police on the charges of drug peddling.
The arrested man had earlier given the cops a slip during raid at Kumble. The drug traffickers had then escaped with nearly 4 kg of ganja after abandoning their Tata Sumo vehicle. The others who had then escaped included Ashraf from Arikkady, Aravind from Manjeshwara and Mohammad from Kumble.
The arrested Riyaz is learnt to be wanted in several cases of murder, looting and vehicle thefts. He had once earlier escaped from the Kannur Central Jail and was later arrested.