Two persons transporting about 10kg of crystal methamphetamine (Ice) in Mannar were apprehended by Sri Lanka Army on 31 August. It is reported that the drugs are worth approximately Rs 150 million.
The suspects were arrested following a search at an army roadblock on the Vankalai-Talaimannar road.
The suspects have been identified as residents of Mannar and Talaimannar areas, aged 32 and 34 years.
The suspects and drugs were handed over to the Mannar Police by the Army.
The Police sought detention orders on the arrestees after producing them before the Mannar Magistrate’s Court on the same day.