Kochi: A Malayalam actor and four women were arrested here for allegedly possessing narcotics, police said today.
On a tip off, the police raided the flat in Kadavanthara last night and recovered 10 grams of cocaine.
Police took into custody five persons -- actor Shine Tom Chacko, assistant director Blessy and three young models -- at a party at the flat of controversial businessman Muhammed Nizam. Of the four women, one works in Dubai, police said.
Their statements were recorded this morning, police said.
The cocaine, said to have been brought from Goa, was seized, they added.
Police have got the information that Reshma, one of the detained models, had taken the flat on rent from Nizam, who was arrested two days ago as he rammed his vehicle against a security guard of his apartment in Thrissur.
Shine, who worked for 10 years as Assistant Director with various directors, got his first break in Kamal's much acclaimed film 'Gaddama', in which he essayed the role of a shepherd. Thereafter, he was cast as a local goon in 'Annayum Rasoolum', a pshychopath killer in 'Ee Adutha Kalam' and a criminal on parole in 'Chapters'.
The actor's latest film is 'Ithihasa', a comedy fantasy in which he plays the role of a young petty thief.
Kochi Police commissioner K G James told reporters a case under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act had
been registered against the arrested.