297.7 kg of Beedi leaves recovered during a Naval raid


297.7kg of Beedi leaves has been recovered during raids conducted by Sri Lanka Navy across the coastal belts of Illuppukadawai, Sippiaru in Thunukkai area on 02nd December.

The raid which was a part of a string of coastal raids carried out by the Navy, recovered 08 parcels hidden beyond the coastal line of Illuppukadawai, Sippiaru, and upon inspection, discovered the amount of Beedi leaves. The content has been handed over to customs office-Jaffna for further investigations.

During the raids carried out by Sri Lanka Navy throughout the past months, a number of Beedi leaf smugglers have been apprehended and handed over to the authorities along with recovered Beedi leaves for further investigations and the Navy continues its efforts in to foiling the attempts of smuggling across the sea and coastal areas around the island.