Naval personnel attached to North Central Naval Command, apprehended 4 persons with 2026.84 kg of Beedi leaves during a raid carried out in Thlaimannar area on 29th March. Meanwhile, 1053.75 kg of more Beedi leaves were recovered by further search conducted at the same area, on 30th March.
Accordingly, altogether 3084.26 kg of Beedi leaves have been recovered by the Naval raids carried out on 29th and 30th March. These recovered Beedi leaves were packed as parcels and it is believed that this is an attempt of bringing those from India.The stock of Beedi leaves was handed over to customs office-Jaffna.
Sri Lanka Navy carries out frequent patrol along the territorial waters and coastal line in order to foil the attempts of smuggling across the sea and coastal areas around the island. Since the committed and vigilant duties conducted by Naval personnel most of these smuggling attempts have been seized.