Sri Lankan Navy Recovers Approx 300kg of Kerala Cannabis; 4 Suspects Arrested
February 02: The [Sri Lankan] Navy has recover about 300kg of Kerala cannabis during a patrol conducted off Punkudutivu in Jaffna on February 02 2020.
As part of the its regular patrols of the island’s territorial waters, the Navy spotted a suspicious dinghy and recovered about 300kg of Kerala cannabis concealed therein. Two suspects aboard the dinghy were also taken into naval custody. Based on information given by the 02 suspects, the Navy managed to apprehend 02 more suspects in the Sangupiddi area of Jaffna.
The Navy has been conducting regular operations to curb narcotics trafficking into the country via sea routes. The seized narcotics will be handed over to the Police Narcotics Bureau, Jaffna for further investigation.
Source: Sri Lanka Navy