Drug Bust News

Local multi-day fishing trawler with crystal methamphetamine and heroin worth more than Rs. 3798 Mn gross street value seized by Navy off south coast

In another successful intelligence operation of the Sri Lanka Navy, a local multi-day fishing trawler (01) carrying a large haul of narcotics, with 06 suspects aboard, were intercepted about 133 nautical miles (about 246 km) off Dondra, south of Sri Lanka. The operation also resulted in the seizure of another local one-day fishing trawler (01) with 04 suspects, believed to have been there to fetch the consignment of narcotics mid-sea. The operation was mounted by deploying Sri Lanka Coast Guard Ship (SLCG) Samudraraksha which made the apprehension on 12th April 2024. The haul of narcotics included about 179kg and 906g of crystal methamphetamine (Ice) and about 83kg and 582g of heroin (with their packages). The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera arrived at the Galle Harbour on 13th April to inspect the consignment of narcotics held in this operation.

14 Apr 2024

A suspect held in Trincomalee for peddling heroin

A coordinated operation conducted by the Navy and Police STF in Samudragama, Trincomalee on 08th April 2024, led to the arrest of a drug peddler (01) with over 6g of heroin.

09 Apr 2024

A suspect with 5033 prescription drugs arrested in Kalmunai

A coordinated operation conducted by the Navy and Police in Kalmunai on 04th April 2024, led to the arrest of a suspect (01) with 5033 prescription drugs, made ready for sale without valid licence.

05 Apr 2024

Navy takes hold of over 469kg of smuggled Tendu leaves in Norochcholai

A search operation conducted by the Navy led to the recovery of about 469kg and 500g of Tendu leaves in the Mampuri beach area, Norochcholai this morning (02nd April 2024). The Navy also seized a lorry (01) along with a stock of Tendu leaves, suspected to have been smuggled by sea and prepared for transportation.

02 Apr 2024

A suspect with Kerala cannabis valued over Rs. 10 million held in Welioya

A coordinated operation conducted by the Navy and Police STF in Nikawewa of Welioya in the dark hours of 26th March 2024, led to the arrest of a suspect and seizure of over 27kg of Kerala cannabis.

27 Mar 2024

Navy takes hold of approx. 600kg of Tendu leaves in Negombo Lagoon

A search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy in the lagoon area of Negombo on 25th March 2024, led to the recovery of approx. 600kg of Tendu leaves from a dinghy. It is suspected that the stock of Tendu leaves has been smuggled through the lagoon.

26 Mar 2024

A suspect with cannabis mixed aphrodisiacs held in Medawachchiya

A coordinated search operation conducted by the Navy and Excise Station – Kebithigollewa led to the apprehension of a suspect (01) with cannabis mixed aphrodisiacs (madana modaka) in Medawachchiya on 25th March 2024. There were 952 packets of aphrodisiacs in his possession, without valid licence to retail.

26 Mar 2024

A suspect with Kerala cannabis valued over Rs. 02 million held in Kilinochchi

A coordinated operation conducted by the Navy and Police STF in Uruththipuram, Kilinochchi on the evening of 22nd March 2024 led to the arrest of a suspect and seizure of over 07kg of Kerala cannabis in his possession.

23 Mar 2024

A suspect arrested in Kilinochchi with Kerala cannabis

A coordinated operation conducted by the Navy and Police in Uduththurei, Kilinochchi on 11th March 2024 led to the arrest of a suspect in possession of over 01kg of Kerala cannabis.

12 Mar 2024

A suspect with Kerala cannabis valued over Rs. 01 million held in Kilinochchi

A coordinated operation conducted by the Navy and Police STF in Uduththurei, Kilinochchi on the evening of 05th March 2024 led to the arrest of a suspect and seizure of over 03kg of Kerala cannabis and a motorcycle.

06 Mar 2024