KERALA

Man held on charges of drug peddling

KOCHI, DEC. 6. A 37-year-old man, Sali, of Mattancherry, has been taken into custody by the police on charges of drug peddling. Sali was held at Thevara and more than 1,900 ampoules were seized from his possession, police said. Rs. 16,000 and a bank passbook have also been seized, police said.

Youth killed in accident

A 29-year-old sales executive of a cellular phone service company was killed when the bike he was on collided with a private bus near Judges Avenue at 7 p.m., police said. The youth, Anil Kumar, of Paravur, was taken to the Lisie hospital where he was declared dead, they added.

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