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* Sri Lanka Navy nabs suspect with 10kg of Kerala cannabis in Kilinochchi
Wed, Feb 8, 2023, 12:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 08, Colombo: During a combined operation mounted by the Navy and the Police Special Task Force (STF) a suspect on a motorcycle with 10 kg of Kerala Cannabis was arrested in Wattakachchi, Kilinochchi on the night of 06th February 2023.

The coordinated search operation was mounted by the Naval Deployment Vettalakeni in the Northern Naval Command with the Police Special Task Force in the Wattakachchi area.

The recovery of Kerala cannabis was made after interrogating a person who was suspiciously roaming in a paddy field in the area.

The operation recovered five packages, which had been hidden in the paddy field, containing Kerala cannabis weighing about 10kg.

Accordingly, the suspect along with the consignment of narcotic substance and the motorcycle was taken into custody.

The gross street value of the stock of Kerala cannabis is believed to be over Rs. 3 million.

The suspect apprehended in this operation is a 20 year old resident of Kilinochchi.

The accused along with the stock of Kerala cannabis and the motorcycle was handed over to the Ramanadapuram Police in Kilinochchi for onward legal action.

 

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