Excise officers on Monday arrested a 41-year-old ganja dealer who had evaded arrest two years ago by jumping into the sea.
An Excise team led by Excise Inspector Pratheep Rao arrested Nizar of Puthukurichy, Kadinamkulam with 1.1 kg of ganja and ₹4,000 in cash. A case has been registered against him under the NDPS Act.
According to Excise officials, he is the main wholesale dealer of ganja in Kazhakuttom, Kaniyapuram, Kadinamkulam, Perumathura, Attingal and Chirayinkeezhu.
Nizar is being nabbed after several attempts, Excise officials said.