Naval operations lead to apprehend 05 suspects with drugs

Separate search operations conducted by the Navy and Police in Saveewa Pura in Puttalam, Poduwakattu, Mannar and Pallemunei have led to apprehension of 05 suspects with Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE), heroin and Kerala cannabis during the past couple of days.

Accordingly, the Northwestern Naval Command in coordination with the Puttalam Police apprehended 02 suspects in possession of 4g and 500mg of ICE, 1g and 400mg of heroin and 02 electric scale in Saveewa Pura, Puttalam. Similarly, the Eastern Naval Command with the Kuchchaveli Police had nabbed a woman with 02g and 300mg of heroin made ready to be sold, during a search conducted in Poduwakattu area.

In another search operation, the North Central Naval Command with the assistance of Division-wise Squad Mannar had collared 02 suspects in the town area of Mannar and Pallemunei for possession of 460mg of heroin as well as 5g and 160mg of Kerala cannabis for sale.

The apprehended persons were identified as residents of Puttalam, Trincomalee and Mannar areas, aged between 22 to 53 years. Meanwhile, the accused along with the drugs and other items seized were handed over to the Puttalam, Kuchchaveli and Mannar Police stations for onward investigations.