Navy assists apprehension of person for possession of assortment of illegal items


The Navy apprehended a person for possession of an assortment of illegal items, during a coordinated search conducted with the Trincomalee Police Divisional Vice Squad in Jamaliya, Trincomalee on 20th May 2020. Among the seized items were; banned drug tablets, Kerala cannabis and swords.

The Navy has been conducting its operations to curb illegal activities on land as well as to safeguard the safety of the waters around the island. Accordingly, a group of naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command, together with officials of the Trincomalee Police Divisional Vice Squad, conducted this operation in Jamaliya, Trincomalee on 20th May 2020. During the operation, the raiding party managed to apprehend a suspect who had stashed 90 tablets of banned drug tablet drug, 1g and 500mg of Kerala cannabis and 05 swords (of which 04 had been locally made) in a house.

The accused was identified as a 20 year old person in the same locality. The suspect along with the illegal items seized was handed over to the Trincomalee Police for onward investigation.