Jan 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy and police in separate operations have recovered over 100 kilograms of Kerala ganja (cannabis) and other illegal drugs in Valvettithurai in Jaffna peninsula.
Following intelligence information received, during a raid carried out Saturday morning, naval personnel attached to Northern Naval Command have recovered the stocks of drugs carefully packed in containers and hidden in Valvettithurai coastal line.
The recovered stocks contained 90 kilograms of cannabis, 4 kilograms of opium and 4 kilograms of hashish and estimated to be worth 30 million rupees. It is suspected that the consignment has been kept hidden for sale.
The drug lot is due to be handed over to the Special Task Force (STF) Police in Jaffna for further legal proceedings.
Meanwhile, the STF personnel in Jaffna acting on intelligence information, have recovered another 18 kilograms of Kerala cannabis near the Thondamannaru Bridge in Valvettithurai this evening.