Other Contraband

Navy recovers commercial explosive cache from Udayapuram Beach

A search operation conducted by the Navy in Udayapuram Beach area in Jaffna led to the recovery of 25 Water Gel Sticks - a type of commercial explosive on 19th April 2023.

20 Apr 2023

Two suspects with 58 Water Gel Sticks nabbed in Trincomalee

The Navy and Police nabbed 02 suspects with 58 Water Gel Sticks - a type of commercial explosive and 100 detonators, during a special search operation conducted at the Trincomalee Bus Stand on 18th March 2023. The apprehension was made when the suspects were transferring these items by a three-wheeler.

19 Mar 2023

Navy recovers 28 Water Gel Sticks from Kolombuthurei beach, Jaffna

A search operation conducted by the Navy in Kolombuthurei beach, Jaffna led to the recovery of 28 Water Gel Sticks - a type of commercial explosive on 17th March 2023.

18 Mar 2023

A suspect held with 2000 foreign cigarettes in Ja-Ela

The Sri Lanka Navy and Police arrested a person who was transferring 2000 foreign cigarettes to sell, during a special search operation conducted in Ja-Ela area on 17th March 2023.

18 Mar 2023

A consignment of smuggled goods apprehended in Kalpitiya

The Navy seized two (02) dinghies with a consignment of contraband goods believed to have smuggled by sea, during a special search operation conducted in the beach area of Mohoththuwaram, Kalpitiya on the evening of 03rd March 2023.

04 Mar 2023

Navy takes hold of over 989kg of smuggled dried turmeric in northern waters

Sri Lanka Navy seized about 989kg (wet weight) of dried turmeric, during separate search operations carried out off Gurunagar and Mandaitivu, Jaffna on the night of 19th January 2023. The search operations also led to the apprehension of 04 suspects in connection to the rackets.

20 Jan 2023

Navy renders assistance to apprehend foreign cigarettes and tobacco products made ready to be sold illegally

A coordinated search operation carried out by the Navy and the Office of Excise Department in Galle led to the apprehension of 02 suspects with 120 packets of foreign cigarettes, over 05kg of tobacco powder and 2400 cigarette filters in Ahangama today (18th January 2022).

18 Jan 2023

Two suspects held with 1266kg of smuggled cardamom in Puttalam

A coordinated operation conducted by the Navy and Police STF in Ettalai, Puttalam on 15th January 2023 led to the apprehension of 02 suspects with 02 cabs loaded with about 1266kg of smuggled cardamom and 40kg of insecticide. The smuggled consignment of cardamom and insecticide has been made ready to be distributed by cabs, when they were arrested.

17 Jan 2023

Two (02) suspects collected money for illegal immigration racket held in Negombo

A coordinated search operation mounted by the Navy and Police in Negombo on 04th January 2023 led to the apprehension of 02 suspects. The individuals are suspected to have collected money from people promising jobs in a foreign country after facilitating illegal migration.

07 Jan 2023

Navy renders assistance to restore operation of sluice gate of Kalugaloya Tank in Ampara

Sri Lanka Navy rendered assistance to restore the manual operation of a sluice gate of Kalugaloya Tank in Ampara on 20th October 2022, as it was not in working order.

25 Oct 2022