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* Navy recovers over 83 kg of Kerala cannabis in the north in two days
Thu, Aug 4, 2022, 12:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has recovered over 83 kg of Kerala cannabis in two separate operations conducted in the northern part of the island in two days.

The Navy has recovered over 34 kg of Kerala cannabis floating in the sea area between Kayts and Punguduthive Islands in Jaffna, during a patrol carried out in the sea area in the wee hours of today (04).

Inshore Patrol Craft P 014 attached to SLNS Kanchadewa in the Northern Naval Command found the cannabis consignment in the sea area between Kayts and Punguduthive Islands this morning.

The seized narcotic consignment floating at sea, weighed about 34kg and 38g (wet weight) and it was stuffed in 08 packages, the Navy said.

The gross street value of seized Kerala cannabis is believed to be about Rs. 10 million and the stock has been kept in naval custody until it is produced for onward legal action.

In a separate operation yesterday, Sri Lanka Navy took hold of about 49kg and 380g (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis during a special search operation conducted at Mannar Sand Banks on the morning of 03rd August 2022.

The seizure was made by SLNS Thammanna in the North Central Naval Command, when conducting a special search operation at Mannar Sand Banks. The consignment which were in 20 packages had been buried in the area by smugglers and the stock weighed about 49kg and 380g (wet weight).

It is believed that the smugglers might have hidden away this stock of Kerala cannabis underground, without being able to take it away due to naval operations in the area.

The gross street value of seized Kerala cannabis is believed to be about Rs. 14 million and the stock has been kept in naval custody until it is produced for onward legal action.

 

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