Other Contraband

A person held in Mannar for illegal possession of 3621 conch shells

A coordinated search operation carried out by the Navy and Police in Naayaathuweli of Andankulam, Mannar on 15th February 2024 led to the arrest of a person for illegal possession of 3621 conch shells which were not within the legally accepted limit.

16 Feb 2024

Navy apprehends 03 for shell fishing in Kalpitiya seas

The Navy apprehended 03 individuals who engaged in shell fishing, during a search operation conducted in the Ippantivu sea area of Kalpitiya on 25th January 2024. Meanwhile, the size of the seized conch shells (about 1856) was not within the legally accepted limit. The Navy also held the dinghy used for this illegal act.

26 Jan 2024

Three (03) persons held in Mannar for illegal possession of 14,163 conch shells

The Navy and Police apprehended 03 individuals for the unlawful possession of 14,163 conch shells, during a search operation conducted in Irukkalapmpiddi, Mannar on 15th January 2024. The suspects were taken into custody as the size of the seized shells was not within the legally accepted limit.

18 Jan 2024

Navy retrieves over 04kg of gold from Puttalam Lagoon

A special search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy near the Baththanangunduwa Island on 08th December 2023, led to the recovery of a parcel weighing over 04kg of gold from the depths of Puttalam Lagoon. It is suspected that the valuable cache of gold has been intentionally sunk underwater by smugglers. The operation also led to the apprehension of 02 suspects and 01 dinghy, believed to be linked to the racket.

09 Dec 2023

Navy apprehends suspect with commercial explosives in Trincomalee

A special search operation carried out by the Navy with Police near the bus stand of Trincomalee led to the apprehension of a person for carrying ten (10) water gel sticks – a type of commercial explosive and fifteen (15) non-electric detonators on 23rd November 2023.

25 Nov 2023

Navy busts smuggling racket, over 02 kg of gold and 05 suspects held in Mannar

The Sri Lanka Navy successfully dismantled a smuggling racket in the evening of 03rd November 2023, seizing about 02 kg and 150 g of gold, attempted to be smuggled from the country via sea, during a special operation mounted off Oluthuduwai, Mannar. The operation also led to the apprehension of 05 suspects, a dinghy, a motorcycle and a three-wheeler used for this illegal act.

04 Nov 2023

Navy apprehends 02 suspects with smuggled insecticides in Kalpitiya

The Navy apprehended 02 suspects with a stock of smuggled insecticides, during a search operation conducted in the sea areas of Karaitivu and Palliyawatta of Kalpitiya on 29th October 2023.

29 Oct 2023

Navy apprehends 05 suspects with 13 Water Gel sticks in Mannar

A search operation conducted by the Navy in the beach area of South Bar, Mannar on 19th September 2023 led to the apprehension of 05 suspects who were planning to employ explosives for fishing purposes. During the operation the Navy also held 13 Water Gel sticks - a type of commercial explosive and a dinghy.

20 Sep 2023

A suspect with commercial explosive sticks nabbed in Jayanagar, Trincomalee

Separate operations conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy in Jayanagar with the assistance of Kuchchaveli Police, and Poduwakattu sea area on 31st July and 03rd August 2023 led to the apprehension of a suspect as well as 05 commercial explosive sticks, 14 set-up charges and 17 non-electric detonators.

04 Aug 2023

Navy takes hold of 51 commercial explosive sticks in Ariyalai beach, Jaffna

A special search operation carried out by the Navy in the Ariyalai beach, Jaffna led to the recovery of 51 commercial explosive sticks on 29th July 2023.

30 Jul 2023