July 17, Colombo: The Sri Lankan navy has arrested four Indian nationals transporting a stock of Kerala cannabis in the territorial waters of the island Monday.
Based on information received by the Navy, a group of naval personnel onboard a Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command, during routine patrol, apprehended four Indian nationals with 36. 1 kilograms of Kerala cannabis in the sea area west of Analathivu island yesterday (16th July).
The stock of cannabis was taken into navel custody while it was being smuggled into Sri Lanka from India by an Indian dhow.
The suspects, aged 42, 31, 30 and 28, have been identified as residents of Thiruvadanai in India.
The apprehended suspects along with cannabis and the dhow were handed over to the Kankasanthurai police for onward legal action.