A particular foot patrol performed by the Navy in Kondachchikuda seaside space, Silawathura within the evening of sixteenth June 2022 led to the seizure of a smuggled inventory (about 490 kg) of Kendu Leaves, that are getting used for tobacco merchandise.
The Navy has been conducting common operations to forestall wide-ranging unlawful actions stemming by way of sea routes. In a particular foot patrol performed by SLNS Therapuththa at Kondachchikuda seaside on sixteenth June, naval personnel searched a suspicious dinghy arrived on the seaside. Through the search, the Navy managed to grab this smuggled inventory of Kendu Leaves in 16 sacks, weighing about490 kg. The Navy additionally apprehended 02 suspects in connection to the incident and the dinghy used for the racket.
The 02 suspects held on this operation are residents of Pesalai, Mannar aged 29 and 42. The accused with the inventory of Kendu Leaves and the dinghy have been handed over to the Customs Preventive Workplace, Katunayake for onward authorized motion.