Two persons were arrested on different charges of illegal money lending and sale of banned tobacco products.

Suresh, 46, was arrested by a joint team of the shadow force and Kadavanthra police from the Kadavanthra market with Rs.28,700 and account books in his possession. He used to lend money for exorbitant interest rates to fish and vegetable vendors at the market, police said.

Sivananda Prabhu, 53, was arrested from Amaravathy in Fort Kochi on charge of selling chewable tobacco, which is banned.