On receipt of intelligence information, the Sri Lanka Navy in coordination with the Police, apprehended 4 persons with 10 kg of Kerala Cannabis kept in their possession, at two separate locations yesterday (30). Accordingly, naval personnel attached to SLNS Gemunu in Welisara belonging to the Western Naval Command along with the Police Special Task Force, Peliyagoda nabbed 2 suspects who were transferring 9 kg of Kerala Cannabis in a motor vehicle, during a raid carried out. The suspects and stock of cannabis were produced to Kandana Police for further legal action.
On the same day, another 2 persons with 1 kg of Kerala Cannabis in their possession were arrested by the naval personnel attached to SLNS Thambapanni located in Puttalam in the Northwestern Naval Command in coordination with the Puttalam Police during a joint search conducted in the general area of Eluwankulam. The arrested persons along with cannabis were handed over to the Puttalam Police for onward investigations.