Sri Lanka Navy has seized over 225kg of Kerala hashish, throughout particular operations performed within the seaside space of Thewampiddi and Sand Banks in Mannar on Monday (11). The operations additionally led to the apprehension of a suspect in connection to one of many incidents.
SLNS Buwaneka within the North Central Naval Command had searched a suspicious dinghy arrived on the Thewampiddi Seaside. The search of the dinghy led to the seizure of about 203kg of Kerala hashish in 99 packages which had been hid in a fishing internet. Together with the consignment, the Navy additionally took maintain of 01 suspect and the dinghy used to smuggle narcotics.
In the meantime, a gaggle of SLN Marines connected to SLNS Thammanna within the North Central Naval Command additionally made a restoration of 05 packages of Kerala hashish, weighing about 22kg and 140g (moist weight) washed ashore, throughout a patrol carried out at Mannar Sand Banks.
The gross avenue worth of seized Kerala hashish is believed to be over Rs. 67 million.
The suspect, who was taken into custody by the Navy with Kerala hashish in Mulankavil space, was recognized as a 45-year-old resident of Thewampiddi. The suspect together with Kerala hashish and the dinghy will likely be handed over to Illuppukadawai Police for onward authorized motion.
Kerala hashish held at Sand Banks has been saved in naval custody till it’s produced for onward authorized proceedings.