Navy seize floating KG


He Sri Lanka Navy seized 197kg of Kerala cannabis, with a street value of over Rs 59 million, during a patrol conducted in seas south of Mannar on 16 April.

 SLNS Mihikatha, patrolling the seas south of Mannar recovered this stock of narcotics after retrieving several suspicious packages adrift in the sea. The consignment was found in 50 packages.

 It is believed that the smugglers had jettisoned the stock of Kerala cannabis into the sea and fled, being unable to bring it ashore as a result of naval presence. The stock of Kerala cannabis held in this patrol will be burnt under the supervision of Naval Provost branch. (NV)