10 years rigorous imprisonment

10 years rigorous imprisonment for a youth caught with synthetic drugs in Kollam. 25-year-old Amal, a native of Karikuzhi, was arrested on July 20 last year in a raid conducted by Excise Special Squad, Kollam. 80 grams of methamphetamine was recovered from him that day.
The then Kollam Assistant Excise Commissioner completed the investigation in time and submitted the charge sheet to the court while the accused was on remand. Honorable Kollam Additional Sections Court Judge Smt. Bindu Sudhakaran announced the verdict.
It is a commendable achievement that the trial proceedings were completed within 17 months of the discovery of the case and the accused was given the deserved punishment.