An Excise team arrested Joy Richard, 40, a resident of the city, from Pattathanam in the city on Monday on the charge of carrying 500 gm of ganja. Excise Circle Inspector B. Suresh said the accused was a drug peddler and his customers comprised students and migrant workers. The accused sourced ganja from Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, Mr. Suresh said. He was produced before a Magistrate court here and remanded in judicial custody to the district jail. — Special Correspondent

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