Drug Bust News

Navy takes hold of smuggled consignment of Tendu leaves in Negombo seas

The Sri Lanka Navy took hold of 02 dinghies with a consignment of smuggled Tendu leaves, during a special operation carried out in the sea area of Negombo today (17th December 2023). The apprehended stock of Tendu leaves weighed over 1143kg. The Navy also nabbed 04 suspects in connection to the illegal act.

17 Dec 2023

Navy apprehends 02 suspects with 2820 medicinal drugs in Silawathura

The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 02 suspects with 2820 Pregabalin capsules, during a special search operation conducted with the Police near the Kallaru roadblock, Silawathura and in Achchanakulam area on 15th December 2023.

16 Dec 2023

Navy takes hold of consignment of medicinal pills in Mannar

The Sri Lanka Navy recovered a substantial quantity of Pregabalin pills, totaling 6000, during a search operation conducted in the coastal vicinity of Oluthuduwai, Mannar on 11th December 2023. These Pregabalin pills, concealed in the Oluthuduwai beach area, are suspected to have been smuggled into the country.

13 Dec 2023

Smuggled consignment of Tendu leaves seized by Navy in Norochcholai

The Navy intercepted a cab and seized about 1286kg of Tendu leaves, believed to have been smuggled into the country, during a special operation mounted in Sethapola area in Norochcholai this morning (07th December 2023). The operation also led to the apprehension of 02 suspects in connection to the racket.

07 Dec 2023

Smuggled consignment of Tendu leaves recovered by Navy in Kalpitiya

A special search operation mounted by the Sri Lanka Navy in the lagoon area of Keerimundalama, Kalpitiya on the morning of 03rd December 2023, resulted in the recovery of about 465 kg (wet weight) of Tendu leaves hidden away in the area.

03 Dec 2023

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

A special search operation mounted by the Sri Lanka Navy in the sea area near the Ippanthivu Island, Kalpitiya in the dark hours of 22nd November 2023, resulted in the recovery of about 477 kg (wet weight) of Tendu leaves adrift in the waters.

23 Nov 2023

Navy takes hold of Kerala cannabis valued over Rs. 40 million in coastal vicinity of Karainagar

A special search operation conducted by the Navy in the coastal vicinity of Sampalodai in Karainagar, Jaffna in the wee hours on 20th November 2023 led to the recovery of over 101 kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis.

21 Nov 2023

Kerala cannabis valued over Rs. 27 million street value held by Navy in Analaitivu, Jaffna

A special search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy on the Analaitivu Island, Jaffna on 10th November 2023, led to the recovery of Kerala cannabis weighing over 69kg (wet weight).

11 Nov 2023