Navy assists apprehension of suspect with local cannabis

The Navy with the assistance of Police apprehended a suspect during a raid conducted in Lahugala, Pottuvil on 21st September 2019.

During a joint raid carried out by the Southeastern Naval Command and the Pottuvil Police in Lahugala area, a suspicious person was interrogated. The suspect was subsequently apprehended for keeping 468g of local cannabis in his possession. It was further revealed that he was transferring cannabis from Lahugala to Pottuvil. The suspect has been identified a drug peddler and a resident of Lahugala, aged 43.

The accused along with cannabis was handed over to the Pottuvil Police for onward action. The Navy will continue its operations across the island to nab drug traffickers as well as those who keep such substances in their possession.