Person nabbed with a bundle of illegal cigarettes

Naval personnel apprehended a suspect with a bundle of illegal cigarettes, during a search conducted in Poonewa on 01st June.

Accordingly, a group of naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command apprehended a suspect for selling illegal cigarettes at a kiosk in front of SLNS Pandukabaya naval base. The suspect had arrived on a motorbike and had 200 illegal cigarettes in his possession.

The suspect has been identified as a resident of Poonewa, aged 43. He was handed over to the Medawachchiya Police for onward investigation.