Drug Bust News

Navy nabs suspect with 3440kg of smuggled Tendu leaves in Kalpitiya

A special search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy in the beach area of Ilanthadiya, Kalpitiya on 03rd March 2024, led to the apprehension of a suspect (01) with about 3440kg of Tendu leaves, believed to have been smuggled.

03 Mar 2024

Navy recovers Kerala cannabis valued over Rs. 01 million in Point Pedro

The Navy recovered over 03kg of Kerala cannabis, during a search operation conducted in the Manalkadu beach area of Point Pedro on 29th February 2024.

01 Mar 2024

53000 Pregabalin capsules recovered in Mannar

A coordinated operation conducted by the Navy and Police STF in the Iluppukadawai lagoon, Mannar on 28th February 2024 led to the recovery of 53000 Pregabalin capsules concealed in shrubs.

29 Feb 2024

Navy nabs 02 suspects attempting to smuggle in Tendu leaves in Kalpitiya sea area

A special search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy in the sea area of Baththalangunduwa, Kalpitiya on 19th February 2024 led to the apprehension of 02 suspects attempting to smuggle in Tendu leaves weighing about 1471kg (wet weight) by a dinghy.

20 Feb 2024

Two (02) suspects held with 1472 Pregabalin capsules

A coordinated operations conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy and Division Crime Investigation Bureau – Mannar led to the arrest of 02 suspects and seizure of 1472 Pregabalin capsules and a three wheeler in Mannar on 13th February 2024.

14 Feb 2024

Navy nabs 04 suspects attempting to smuggle in over 1177kg of Tendu leaves and insecticide in Sinnapadu sea area

A special search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy in the sea area of Sinnapadu, Puttalam today (13th February 2024) led to the apprehension of 04 suspects attempting to smuggle in Tendu leaves weighing over 1177kg (wet weight) and 150 bottles of insecticide.

13 Feb 2024

Two suspects held with 1200 Pregabalin capsules

A search operation conducted by the Navy and Division Crime Investigation Bureau, Mannar led to the arrest of 02 suspects (male and female) with 1200 Pregabalin capsules which had been made ready to sell. The coordinated operation was mounted in Nanattan area of Silawathura on 07th February 2024.

08 Feb 2024

A suspect with Kerala cannabis held in Jaffna

A coordinated operation carried out by the Navy and Police near the Kurikadduwan Jetty in Punkuduthive, Jaffna, led to the arrest of a suspect in possession of over 1kg of Kerala cannabis on 03rd February 2024.

04 Feb 2024

Navy recovers Tendu leaves in Mampuri sea area of Kalpitiya

The Sri Lanka Navy recovered more than 520kg (wet weight) of Tendu leaves adrift in the sea area off Mampuri, Kalpitiya, during a night patrol conducted on 23rd January 2024.

24 Jan 2024

Navy seizes more than 65kg of heroin valued over Rs. 1626 million in southern seas

The Sri Lanka Navy today (20th January 2024) seized a local multi-day fishing trawler carrying over 65kg of heroin, and another multi-day fishing trawler suspected of assisting it, during a special operation carried out about 100 nautical miles (about 185km) off the Dondra Head, in southern waters. The operation also led to the apprehension of 11 suspects in connection to the smuggling racket.

20 Jan 2024