Drug Bust News
Kerala cannabis unearthed from garden in Veththalakerni, Jaffna
A coordinated operation carried out by the Navy and Police on 27th November 2023 in Waththiyaran of Veththalakerni in Jaffna, led to the recovery of over 34kg of Kerala cannabis buried in a garden. During the operation, a person suspected to be involved in the incident was also arrested.
28 Nov 2023
Two (02) suspects held whilst transporting Kerala cannabis in Jaffna
A coordinated search operation mounted by the Navy and Police in Naranthane area of the Kayts Island, Jaffna led to the apprehension of two suspects for transporting over 3 kg of Kerala cannabis on 25th November 2023. Along with Kerala cannabis being transported for sale, a motorbike used for this illegal activity was also held.
26 Nov 2023
Smuggled consignment of Tendu leaves recovered by Navy in Kalpitiya
Navy takes hold of Kerala cannabis valued over Rs. 40 million in coastal vicinity of Karainagar
Navy apprehends 02 suspects with controlled drugs in Kalpitiya seas
The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended two (02) suspects and seized a cache of controlled drugs, during a search operation carried out in the waters off Kalpitiya on the evening of 09th November 2023. The dedicated operation paved the way to intercept a dinghy carrying 570,000 capsules of Pregabalin, a type of controlled drug.
09 Nov 2023
Navy apprehends 03 suspects with Kerala cannabis valued over Rs. 54 million in northern waters
A special search operation mounted by the Navy led to the interception of a dinghy carrying Kerala cannabis weighing over 137 kg (weight weight) in the sea area off the Eluvaitivu Island, Jaffna in the dark hours of 06th November 2023. During the operation, the Navy also nabbed 03 individuals suspected of involvement in this unlawful activity.
07 Nov 2023
Two (02) suspects with Kerala cannabis valued at over Rs. 41 Mn street value held in Jaffna
Navy intercepts local multiday fishing trawler with over 219 kg of heroin valued over Rs. 4500 Mn on high seas
Based on intelligence information received from the State Intelligence Service, the Sri Lanka Navy mounted a special operation and intercepted a drug-carrying local multiday fishing trawler on high seas about 292 nautical miles (about 540 km) south of Dondra, by deploying SLNS Vijayabahu. The intercepted local multiday fishing trawler with over 219 kg (including packages) of heroin and 05 suspects aboard were escorted this morning (24th October 2023) to the port of Colombo. The Senior Adviser to the President on National Security and Chief of the Presidential Staff, Mr. Sagala Ratnayaka and the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera, arrived at the port of Colombo this morning to personally inspect the seized consignment of narcotics.
24 Oct 2023