126.5kg of beedi leaves found by Navy

Naval personnel found 126.5kg of beedi leaves during a search conducted in Oluthuduwai area, Mannar this morning (29th June).

Accordingly, a group of naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command found this stock of beedi leaves which were in 04 parcels, hidden in a nearby thicket in Oluthuduwai area.

The stock of beedi leaves will be handed over to the Jaffna Customs for onward investigation.

The Navy has seized over 3,500kg of beedi leaves during raids and search conducted in Mannar region over the past few days and will continue its operations to ward off illegal activities of this nature.