Navy seizes over 38 kg of Kerala cannabis worth about Rs. 11 million in northern seas

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Navy seizes over 38 kg of Kerala cannabis worth about Rs. 11 million in northern seas


Wed, Sep 8, 2021, 06:32 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy seized over 38kg of Kerala cannabis, during a search operation conducted in the seas off Mandalakuda of Point Pedro on Monday.

During the operation the Northern Naval Command deployed P 480 Fast Attack Craft of the 04th Fast Attack Flotilla (4 FAF) along with P 053 Inshore Patrol Craft in Mandalakuda sea area on the evening of 06th September.

The operation made way to the recovery of about 38kg and 450g (with wet weight) of Kerala cannabis in 10 packages, cast away into the sea by smugglers, being unable to take them ashore due to naval operations.

The street value of the stock of Kerala cannabis held by the Navy is believed to be approx. Rs. 11 million.

The haul of cannabis was set on fire and destroyed.

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