24 years rigorous imprisonment and fine

24 years rigorous imprisonment and fine for accused in drug case. The court has awarded exemplary severe punishment to the accused caught by the State Excise Enforcement Squad.

On May 24, 2019, the Excise arrested the accused who arrived with hashish oil, ganja and lethal weapons worth Rs. Manuvilsan, Anwar Sadat and Raj Mohan, natives of Ernakulam, tried to smuggle drugs by hiding them in the secret compartment of the car.

Thiruvananthapuram Second Additional District Sections Court sentenced the accused to 24 years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2,10,000 each for conspiracy and drug smuggling. The court observed that such severe punishments are necessary for those who engage in drug trafficking which destroys the society.