Navy seize 710 kg turmeric,3 kg Kerala ganja
The Navy seized 710kg of smuggled dried turmeric and over 3kg of Kerala cannabis at Erukkulampiddi on 20 November. A search operation carried out by the North Central Naval Command and Mannar Police in the beach area of Erukkulampiddi in Mannar, led to two suspects being apprehended and 710kg of smuggled dried turmeric and over 3.7kilogs of Kerala cannabis being seized.
A search operation was carried out on a ‘Wallam’ in the Erukkulampiddi beach area where over 710kg (wet weight) of dried turmeric in 10 sacks and over 3.7kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis were found in a package. Meanwhile, the Navy apprehended two suspects who were on the ‘Wallam’.
The suspects were identified as residents of Erukkulampiddi area, aged 35. Further, the suspects along with the seized turmeric, Kerala cannabis and the boat were handed over to the Mannar Police for legal action.