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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests three with Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 16 million in northern waters
Wed, Jan 25, 2023, 11:16 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy during a special search operation carried out off the Delft Island in Jaffna today has arrested three suspects in a dingy with more than 49kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis.

During the operation, SLNS Wasaba in the Northern Naval Command had searched a suspicious dingy off the Delft Island today and seized about 20kg and 900g (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis in 09 packages which had been contained in a sack.

Meanwhile, 03 suspects involved in the racket and the dinghy used for smuggling of illegal drugs were also taken into naval custody.

In addition, the Navy deployed SLNS Ranavijaya attached to the Northern Naval Command to search the same sea area, where naval personnel recovered another sack adrift in waters. The sack had been left behind by the suspects as a result of the presence of the Navy, and there were 11 packages of Kerala cannabis weighing around 29kg (wet weight).

The gross street value of the stock of Kerala cannabis seized in this operation is believed to be over Rs. 16 million.

The apprehended suspects who are from 25 to 42 years of age, are residents of Mandaitivu and Thalayadi in Jaffna.

The suspects together with the stock of Kerala cannabis and the dinghy will be handed over to the Delft Police for onward legal action.

 

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