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Navy takes hold of over 2272kg of smuggled dried turmeric in separate operations

Special operations conducted by the Navy led to the recovery of over 2272kg of smuggled dried turmeric in seas off Ariyalai, Jaffna, beach areas of Kolankanaththa in Puttalam and Yahappar in Mannar on 19th October 2021. The Navy also managed to take hold of a dinghy used for this illegal act, during the operations.

20 Oct 2021

Navy takes hold of over 1220kg of smuggled dried turmeric

The Navy took hold of about 1220kg and 700g of smuggled dried turmeric, during special operations conducted at beach of Thewampiddi in Mannar, beach area of Nachchikuda in Mulankavil and Palleimunai in Mannar on 17th and 18th October 2021. The operations also made way to the seizure of a dinghy, a three-wheeler and a suspect in connection to these incidents.

18 Oct 2021

Navy seizes about 1672kg of smuggled dried turmeric in separate operations

Special operations conducted by the Navy at Deduru Oya estuary of Karukapane in Chilaw and Erukkulampiddi beach area in Mannar on 08th October 2021 made way to take hold of about 1672kg of dried turmeric attempted to be smuggled in.

09 Oct 2021

Navy nets in over 2344kg of smuggled dried turmeric

Sri Lanka Navy took hold of about 2344kg of smuggled dried turmeric (with wet weight), during special operations mounted in north-western seas and beach area of Marathandikuda, on 05th and 06th October 2021. The operations also led to the apprehension of 02 suspects involved in these illegal activities.

06 Oct 2021

Navy nabs a suspect with 1064kg of smuggled dried turmeric in Norochcholai

Sri Lanka Navy seized about 1064kg of smuggled dried turmeric, hidden in a fishing hut, during a special operation conducted at the beach of Norochcholai today (04th October 2021). The operation also led to the apprehension of a suspect from the location.

04 Oct 2021

Navy takes hold of over 1334kg of smuggled dried turmeric in separate operations

Sri Lanka Navy seized another 02 consignments of smuggled dried turmeric weighing over 1334kg, during special operations carried out in seas off the Gurunagar, Jaffna and in the beach area of Kudawa, Kalpitiya this morning (02nd October 2021). The operations also made way to the apprehension of 03 suspects involved in those rackets.

02 Oct 2021

Naval operations in coastal waters around the island net in 4940kg of smuggled dried turmeric with 11 suspects

Special operations carried out by the Navy in Karukapane of Chilaw, Negombo and on Analathivu Island, Jaffna today (01st October 2021) as well as in Chavakachcheri, Jaffna on the night of 30th September led to the seizure of over 4940kg of dried turmeric and more than 1111kg of Kendu leaves with 11 suspects involved in those rackets.

01 Oct 2021

A suspect nabbed in Nilaveli for illegal transportation of commercial explosives

A special operation conducted by the Navy in coordination with the Nilaveli Police made way to the apprehension of a suspect with a cache of explosives, at 08th Mile Post in Nilaveli on 24th September 2021. The apprehension was made while suspect was illegally transporting the explosive items among which were; 27 water gel sticks - a type of commercial explosive and 500 non-electric detonators.

25 Sep 2021

Navy takes hold of over 1175kg of smuggled dried turmeric in separate operations

The Navy managed to take hold of over 1175kg of dried turmeric, attempted to be smuggled via sea routes, during separate operations conducted in the sea area of Vankalai, Mannar and beach area of Gurunagar, Jaffna on 19th and 22nd September 2021.

23 Sep 2021

Navy seizes over 3704kg of smuggled dried turmeric with 10 suspects during operations in past 03 days

During special operations conducted in beach areas of South Bar and Irukkalampiddi and in seas south of Mannar on 16th, 17th and 18th September 2021, the Navy managed to seize over 3704kg stock of smuggled dried turmeric and apprehension of 04 local suspects with a dinghy as well as 06 Indian nationals and an Indian dhow used for these illegal acts.

19 Sep 2021