Other Contraband

Navy nabs 03 persons with over 24kg of venison in Panama

The Navy apprehended 03 suspects with over 24kg of venison, during a patrol conducted in Shasthraweli, Panama on 25th July 2023.

26 Jul 2023

Navy busts smuggling racket, over 08kg of gold and 02 suspects held in Kalpitiya lagoon

The Sri Lanka Navy successfully dismantled a smuggling racket in the wee hours of today (12th July 2023), seizing about 08kg and 450g of gold, attempted to be smuggled via sea, during a special operation mounted in Wannimundalama lagoon area, Kalpitiya. The operation also led to the apprehension of 02 suspects and a dinghy used for this illegal act.

12 Jul 2023

Navy takes hold of 65 Water Gel sticks in Kayts and Ariyalai, Jaffna

Special search operations carried out by the Navy in the lagoon of Allappiddi, Kayts and beach area of Maniyanthottam, Ariyalai led to the recovery of 65 Water Gel sticks – a type of commercial explosive, 18 non electric detonators and 155cm long safety fuse on 04th and 05th July 2023.

06 Jul 2023

Suspect with commercial explosives arrested in Trincomalee

The Sri Lanka Navy and Police Special Task Force (STF) arrested a person with 45 Water Gel sticks – a type of commercial explosive, during a search operation carried out in Erakkandi, Trincomalee on 12th June 2023. The arrest was made while the suspect was carrying the explosive items for sale.

13 Jun 2023

A person apprehended in Trincomalee for possession of commercial explosives

A coordinated operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy and Police Special Task Force (STF) in the China Bay area of Trincomalee in the dark hours of 06th June 2023 led to the apprehension of a suspect who was carrying 95 gelignite sticks - a type of commercial explosive for sale.

08 Jun 2023

A suspect held with 2000 foreign cigarettes in Colombo

A coordinated operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy and Police on Malwatta Road, Colombo 11 on 31st May 2023 led to the apprehension of a suspect who was transferring 2000 foreign cigarettes for sale.

01 Jun 2023

Navy apprehends 02 suspects with smuggled dried sea cucumber and contraband items in Kalpitiya

A search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy and Police in Roddapadu beach area, Kalpitiya on 19th May 2023, led to the apprehension of 02 suspects with about 603kg of dried sea cucumber and 11520 shampoo packets (6ml each) hidden in a house.

20 May 2023

Navy takes hold of smuggled dried sea cucumber and contraband in Kalpitiya seas

A search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy off Sinnaarichchalai, Kalpitiya on the night of 18th May 2023, led to the apprehension of 02 suspects with about 193kg (wet weight) of dried sea cucumber and several other contraband items being smuggled. The Navy also seized a dinghy used by the suspects, for this illegal act.

19 May 2023

Navy apprehends 07 suspects in Mannar seas for possession of Water Gel sticks

The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 07 individuals who were preparing to engage in fishing with explosive, during a search operation conducted off Vankalai, Mannar on 08th May 2023. The search operation also led to the seizure of 10 Water Gel sticks - a type of commercial explosive, 18 non-electric detonators, diving gear and 01 dinghy.

09 May 2023

Navy recovers 50 commercial explosive sticks from Allappiddi, Jaffna

A search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy in Allappiddi, Jaffna on 30th April 2023, led to the recovery of 50 explosive sticks - a type of commercial explosive, 15 non-electric detonators and 172cm of safety fuse.

01 May 2023