Navy arrests 6 suspects for possession of Ice, heroin, Kerala cannabis

YD | Published: 10:29 AM Nov 20 2020
Local Navy arrests 6 suspects for possession of Ice, heroin, Kerala cannabis

Sri Lanka Navy arrested six suspects with Crystal Methamphetamine (Ice), heroin, and Kerala cannabis, during special operations conducted in North Central and Eastern Naval Commands this month. 

During the first operation, North Central Naval Command in coordination with the Mannar Police nabbed three suspects on Wednesday (18) with 49g and 490mg of Crystal Methamphetamine and 02g and 440mg of heroin in Karisal, Mannar.

During another search, Eastern Naval Command and STF Sardhapura collared two persons with 500g of Kerala cannabis made ready to be sold at 04th Mile Post, Trincomalee on 10 November.

Further, another suspect was held with 100g of Kerala cannabis in his possession ready to be sold, during a search operation conducted at Sirimapura, Trincomalee on 14th November. 

The Navy also recovered about 01kg and 941g of Kerala cannabis in two plastic bottles, hidden in bushes in a deserted place in the area of Erukkulampiddi on Monday (16).

The suspects were residents of Mannar, Madurankuliya, Trincomalee, and China Bay aged between 18 to 44 years. Meanwhile, the suspects together with narcotic substances were handed over to the Police stations of Mannar, Uppuweli, and Trincomalee for legal action. 

YD | Published: 10:29 AM Nov 20 2020

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