Kottayam: A man was arrested for selling cannabis while letting his dogs keep guard. The incident took place in Kumaranellur, Kottayam. In connection with the case, 18 kg of cannabis were seized from the accused Robin’s house.
Robin did his cannabis business in a rented house in Kumaranellur. Cannabis was seized from the raid conducted by the police and the anti-narcotics team at this house at around 4 am on September 25. Robin ran away when he saw the police. The search for him is going on.
13 breeds of exotic dogs were bred in Robin’s house. It was a façade to make others believe that he was running a pet hostel. However, apart from these exotic breeds, no other dogs were accommodated there. Interestingly, no daytime visitors were observed at the premises. But neighbours said that many people were observed visiting during night. Robin maintained a distant and uninvolved relationship with the neighbors, keeping to himself.
Robin’s method was to let the dogs loose so that no one else would enter the house. Though several cases are pending against the accused, the police are yet to arrest him. He trains the dogs to attack if they see khaki (anyone in police uniform).
Robin has been selling cannabis at this house for some time now. His strategy involves releasing the dogs when the excise team approaches. Over the past few days, both the Anti-Narcotics Squad and the police have been actively investigating Robin based on a tip-off. Subsequently, permission was obtained from the court, and an early morning search was carried out, as confirmed by Kottayam district police chief K. Karthik.
The district police chief said that the accused will be arrested as soon as possible, and a comprehensive investigation would ensue to ascertain if others were implicated. He admitted surprise at the unexpectedly large number of dogs on the premises, which is why the accused could not be caught. He said that the officers barely escaped from the attack of the dangerous dogs.