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* Navy nabs a suspect with Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 63 million in Norochcholai
Wed, Jul 6, 2022, 11:40 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 06, Colombo: During a special operation conducted in Norochcholai, Puttalam this morning Navy has arrested a suspect while transporting about 212 kg of Kerala cannabis in a van.

SLNS Thambapanni in the Northwestern Naval Command with the assistance of Norochcholai Police has searched a suspicious van at the roadblock of Karamba, Norochcholai this morning.

During the search, the raiding party managed to seize about 212kg of Kerala cannabis in 97 packages stuffed in 10 sacks, while being transferred by the vehicle.

Meanwhile, a suspect in connection to the racket and the van used for smuggling narcotics were also held in this operation, the Navy Media Unit said.

The gross street value of Kerala cannabis seized in this operation is believed to be over Rs. 63 million.

The apprehended suspect was identified as a 32-year-old resident of Colombo 14.

The suspect and a 6-year-old girl who was in the van, along with the seized Kerala cannabis and the van, have been handed over to the Norochcholai Police for further legal proceedings.


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