Over 330 Kg of heroin seized in international waters in special joint operation

Over 330 Kg of heroin seized in international waters in special joint operation

Over 330 Kg of heroin seized in international waters in special joint operation

Written by Zulfick Farzan

24 Jan, 2022 | 5:59 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): Sri Lanka Navy said it seized two trawler boats transporting over 300 kg of heroin in the South-Eastern seas off Sri Lanka, in international waters.

Navy Spokesperson Captain Indika De Silva speaking to News 1st said the drugs were seized in a special joint operation with the State Intelligence Service and the Police Narcotic Bureau.

11 suspects were arrested from aboard the two vessels, he added.

He went on to note that the two trawlers belong to Sri Lankan fishermen and the haul of seized heroin will be brought ashore on Tuesday (25).

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