Notorious drug peddler P A Niyas (35) was arrested with 2.1 Kg of Cannabis by the Eerattupetta excise team. Niyas is known as a ‘Big billion sale’ among the users since he gives an additional 100 gram to his customers who purchase 2 kg Cannabis.
Niyas was transporting the cannabis in his scooter while he was arrested by the excise team. A shadow excise team was observing the activities of Niyas from the past few days. He was seen working as a daily wage labourer in the morning and a drug peddler in the evening.
Recently, there has been a sudden spike in narcotic related cases in Kerala.
The ‘narcotic Jihad’ statement made by Pala Bishop had created a huge controversy, but cases like these underscore the narcotic threat looming over Kerala.