2 students held with 2 kg of ganja

One of the arrested is an SFI activist

Updated - January 18, 2018 11:06 pm IST

Published - January 18, 2018 11:05 pm IST - KASARAGOD

Two college students, including an activist of the Students Federation of India (SFI), were arrested with 2 kg of ganja here on Thursday.

Shan Sebastian, 20, an SFI activist and a student of Government College, Kasaragod, and a native of Aralam in Kannur and Donald Kunhimon, 20, a student of Sridevi College, Mangaluru, and hailing from Karikottakari in Kannur, were apprehended by a team led by Kasaragod Town Principal sub-inspector P. Ajithkumar here on Thursday.

The police also seized a motorbike used by them. The police said they were taking the ganja to Mangaluru.

It was suspected that the students were carriers and were transporting the ganja, sourced from Idukki and Andhra Pradesh, for a group based in Kumbla.

The police action came on a tip-off that the narcotic lobby was targeting students community in local schools and colleges.

The police have asked the parents to remain vigilant against possible drug abuse by their wards.

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