Kaduthuruthy: The excise department has found that certain youths in Kottayam district have resorted to growing cannabis on their own terrace. Reason: it is too tiresome to travel all the way to Idukki or Tamil Nadu to get weed.
These youngsters discovered that their own house premises, including the terrace, was an ideal location to grow the cannabis.
After receiving information that youngsters were frequently assembling at a house in Kaduthuruthy, the excise department recently raided the place only to discover cannabis grown amongst the ornamental plants on the terrace. The department destroyed the plants and filed a case against the youth.
In another case, excise sleuths found 33 cannabis plants on the courtyard of a house in Mulakulam.
At least seven such cases have been filed in the district by the excise department.
Earlier, Idukki and nearby areas were considered hotbeds for growing cannabis. Lately, Kottayam seems to be picking up the pace as well.
In order to report unauthorised alcohol, drug deals please contact:
Excise division office and control room - 0481 2562211, excise circle office - 2583091, 9400069508, Changanassery - 2422741, 9400069509, Ponkunam - 04828 221412, 9400069510, Pala - 04822 212235, 9400069511, Vaikom - 04829 231592, 9400069512, special squad Kottayam - 2573801, 9400069506, Kottayam assistant excise commissioner - 9496002865, Kottayam deputy excise commissioner 9447178057