Drug Bust News

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

A special search operation conducted by the Navy in the coastal vicinity of Vaddukoddai, Jaffna today (29th October 2023) led to the apprehension of 02 suspects with about 104kg of Kerala cannabis and a three-wheeler.

29 Oct 2023

Navy apprehends suspect with about 288 kg of smuggled Tendu leaves in Kalpitiya

A search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy in the beach area of Keerimundalam, Kalpitiya on 24th October 2023 led to the apprehension of a suspect with about 288 kg of smuggled Tendu leaves.

25 Oct 2023

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

Navy seizes local multiday fishing trawler with over 210 kg of heroin and hashish valued over Rs. 4728 Mn on high seas west of Galle

Based on information derived from a coordinated intelligence operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy and Police Narcotic Bureau, a drug-carrying local multiday fishing trawler was intercepted by SLCG Samudraraksha. The intercepted local multiday fishing trawler was escorted to the Dondra fisheries harbour, where the careful search with the Sri Lanka Coast Guard, over 210 kg (including packages) of heroin and hashish were recovered from the trawler this morning (22nd October 2023). The special operation mounted about 91 nautical miles (about 168km) off west of Galle, also led to the apprehension of suspects aboard. The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera, arrived at the Dondra fisheries harbour this morning to personally inspect the seized consignment of narcotics, which had been seized following his directives.

22 Oct 2023

Navy recovers narcotic substances valued at Rs. 94 Mn in Talaimannar

A special search operation mounted by the Sri Lanka Navy in the beach area of Urumalei, Talaimannar today (16th October 2023) led to the recovery of over 04kg of Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE), about 01kg of heroin and over 05kg of hashish concealed in a dinghy.

16 Oct 2023

Kerala cannabis valued at over Rs. 33 million street value held by Navy in Kareinagar

A special search operation conducted by the Navy in the beach area of Pumattei on the Kareinagar Island, Jaffna in the dark hours of 27th September 2023 led to the seizure of a dinghy loaded with over 100kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis.

28 Sep 2023

A suspect with Crystal Methamphetamine valued at over Rs. 15 million held in Dehiwala

A coordinated search operation conducted by the Navy and Police Crime Division, Colombo led to the apprehension of a suspect with about 1kg and 10g of Crystal Methamphetamine (Ice) in the Dehiwala area on the evening of 27th September 2023.

28 Sep 2023

Navy nabs 02 suspects with about 1236kg of smuggled Tendu leaves in Puttalam

A special operation conducted by the Navy in Daluwa Beach area of Puttalam led to the apprehension of 02suspects with about 1236kg of smuggled Tendu leaves on 26th September 2023. The smuggled consignment of Tendu leaves has been prepared for distribution, when they were held by the Navy. Along with the suspects, the Navy also held a cab and a lorry from the location.

27 Sep 2023