Other Contraband

Navy recovers prescription drugs worth over Rs. 4.5 million in Mannar

Sri Lanka Navy recovered a stock of prescription drugs washed ashore at Nadukuda, Mannar, during a foot patrol conducted in the area on the morning of 20th August 2022.

22 Aug 2022

Navy seizes petrol stock worth over Rs. 900,000 in Kalpitiya

The Navy seized about 2030 liters of petrol, made ready to be transported by illegal means, along with 03 suspects and 02 vehicles, during a special operation carried out in Sengumalawatta area in Kalpitiya in the evening of 20th August 2022.

21 Aug 2022

Navy nabs 03 suspects with smuggled gold worth over Rs. 09 million in Pesalai

Sri Lanka Navy seized about 470 g of gold and a conch shell (Valampuri) attempted to be smuggled from the country, during a special operation carried out in seas off Kurusapadu in Pesalai, Mannar in the dark hours of 25th July 2022. The operation also led to the apprehension of 03 suspects in connection to the racket.

26 Jul 2022

Navy nabs 04 suspects with explosives improvised for illegal fishing

The Navy managed to apprehend 04 suspects with 07 explosive items improvised for illegal fishing, during a special operation conducted in seas off Guru Nagar, Jaffna on 05th May 2022.

06 May 2022

Navy seizes a stock of smuggled dried turmeric, cardamom and herbicide

Sri Lanka Navy managed to take hold of about 1828kg of dried turmeric, 137kg of cardamom and 134 bottles of herbicide, attempted to be smuggled into the island, during a special operation mounted in seas off Allappiddi of the Kayts Island, Jaffna today (30th March 2022). The operation also led to the apprehension of a suspect (01) in connection to the illegal act.

30 Mar 2022

Navy nabs suspect with commercial explosives in Trincomalee

A special operation conducted by the Navy in coordination with Police STF at Iranakeni in Trincomalee on 21st March 2022 made way to apprehend a suspect for transferring explosives by a motorbike. Among the items seized were 20 Water Gel sticks, a type of commercial explosive, and 25 non-electric detonators.

22 Mar 2022

Navy apprehends 02 suspects with over 998kg of commercial explosives in Mannar

A special operation conducted by the Navy at the Shanthipuram beach in Mannar today (20th November 2021) led to the seizure of an illegally stored 7990 Water Gel sticks, a type of commercial explosive, weighing about 998.750 Kg. The Navy also nabbed 02 suspects at the location in connection to the incident.

20 Nov 2021

Navy takes hold of about 4400kg of smuggled dried turmeric in separate operations

Special operations conducted by the Navy on the Kakarativu Island, Jaffna on 30th October and in seas off Kudiramalai Point, Puttalam and Kuduirippu in Manner on 03rd November 2021 led to the seizure of about 4400kg stock of smuggled dried turmeric. These operations also made way to the apprehension of 08 suspects and 02 boats used for these illegal acts.

04 Nov 2021

Seven persons engaged in illegal acts apprehended by Navy in several operations

Naval operations carried out in North Central and Northwestern Naval Commands in the past 02 weeks led to the seizure of 1120 Kilograms of smuggled dried turmeric and 07 persons in possession with illegally harvested sea cucumbers.

29 Oct 2021

Navy seizes about 1000kg of smuggled dried turmeric and nabs 02 suspects in Kalpitiya

Sri Lanka Navy managed to take hold of about 1000kg of smuggled dried turmeric during special operations carried out in the lagoon and beach areas of the Ippanthivu Island in Kalpitiya on 25th October 2021. The operations also led to the apprehension of 02 suspects and 03 fishing vessels in connection to those smuggling attempts.

26 Oct 2021