Navy apprehends two persons with Kerala cannabis

The Navy apprehended two persons with Kerala cannabis in the sea area off Koneshwaram on 15th March 2020.

Sri Lanka Navy has been conducting regular operations to help the national effort to curb the drug menace from the country.

A group of naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command, during a patrol in the sea area of Koneshwaram has spotted a suspicious dinghy.

During further search of the dinghy 11g and 109mg of Kerala cannabis, 03 liquor bottles (750ml) and 09 beer cans (330ml) were found. Along with these items 02 persons aboard and the dinghy were also taken into naval custody.

The suspect has been recognised as residents of Trincomalee and Kinniya, each aged 38. Meanwhile, the accused together with the dinghy, cannabis and liquor were handed over to the Trincomalee Harbour Police for onward investigations.