Navy assists to apprehend three persons with illegal drugs and heroin

Three (03) persons with illegal drugs and heroin were apprehended during two search operations conducted by Navy in coordination with Divisional Vice Squad-Trincomalee and Police STF-Pulmudai, at Uppuweli area in Trincomalee and in Welioya area, on 21st May 2020.

Frequent operations are being conducted by SL Navy to ensure the maritime security and to prevent drug smuggling activities across the seas and over the land. During such operation carried out by naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command joined with Divisional Vice Squad-Trincomalee, searched two (02) persons at Uppuweli area and found 250 Nos. of illegal drug tablets coated in 25 cards in their possession, on 21st May 2020. Accordingly, the two suspects were apprehended.

Further, during another search operation conducted in coordination with Police STF-Pulmudai, a suspicious person was searched at Welioya area and recovered 103mg of heroin and 05 tablets of illegal drug in his possession. The amount of heroin and drug tablets along with the suspect were taken into custody.

The two suspects are residents of Anandapuri area in Trincomalee and Welioya areas, aged between 19-38. They along with apprehended heroin and drug tablets were handed over to Uppuweli and Welioya Police stations for further investigation.