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Malayalam Actress Arrested for Selling Drugs

She was waiting to deliver it to a customer.

Malayalam film and television actress Aswathy Babu was arrested for selling illegal drugs. The actress was taken into custody on Sunday from Thrikkakara at Kochi in Kerala for possessing and attempting to sell drugs.

According to a source, Aswathy Babu, who appears in both film and television, was arrested along with her driver Binoy Abraham in Kochi. The duo was caught in possession of MDMA, a psychoactive drug commonly known as ecstasy.

MDMA worth several lakh rupees was found in her possession, sources added. The police reportedly seized 58 grams of MDMA. They were arrested from her flat in Kochi, while the duo was waiting to deliver the drug to a customer.

The pair were arrested from the actress’ flat based on a tip-off given to them about the rave parties that take place in her flat and decided to carry out the raids. Police sources also said that they were waiting to deliver the drugs to a customer. The sources added that the actress’ driver helped her get drugs from Bengaluru. The police suspect that there will be a big gang involved in and are conducting more investigations in it.

Aswathy, who hails from Thiruvananthapuram, has acted in films and serials. Aswathy has been doing minor TV roles and She recently rented a flat in DD Golden Gate in Palachuvadu where she was arrested. MDMA is a psychedelic party drug and is often used at late night parties.

It may be noted that in a sensational case three years ago, actor Shine Tom Chacko, along with three women models were arrested in Kochi for allegedly possessing cocaine. The actor and the models were reportedly caught during a police raid in an apartment. Shine told police that he got the contraband from Goa. The actor was subsequently charged under Narcotics law 27, 29 and 21B, he was later granted bail. In September this year, the Excise Department had seized illegal drugs worth Rs 200 crore in Ernakulam.

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