Written by Amani Nilar
29 Aug, 2021 | 11:51 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): A stock of Kerala cannabis weighing 183 kilograms was seized during a joint operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy and Police in Mannar yesterday (28).
The stock of cannabis was seized at the Murungan Panniwettuwan roadblock in Mannar yesterday. The operation also led to the apprehension of 02 suspects involved in the illegal act, including a lorry.
The suspects were apprehended by SLNS Pussadewa in North Central Naval Command and Murungan Police, who inspected a suspicious lorry on the road. The lorry was carrying about 183kg and 715g stock of Kerala cannabis in 87 packages, which were concealed among pharmaceuticals, cosmetic and hygiene products being transported in the lorry.
The street value of the seized stock of Kerala cannabis seized in this operation is believed to be over Rs. 55 million.
The operation was conducted adhering to COVID-19 protocols in force for the prevention of the pandemic spread. The suspects held in the operation were identified as residents of Kandy and Trincomalee, aged 28 and 34.
Murungan Police is conducting further investigation into the incident.
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