Navy takes hold of another Kerala cannabis stock in northern waters
A special operation carried out by the Navy in seas off Mandalakuda of Point Pedro on 06th September 2021 led to lay hold of about 38kg and 450g (with wet weight) of Kerala cannabis.
07 Sep 2021
Navy seizes Kerala cannabis worth more than Rs. 68 million street value in northern seas
Sri Lanka Navy managed to recover a stock of Kerala cannabis weighing about 227kg and 400g (including packages), during a special operation carried out in seas off Aliyaweli, Vettalakeni this morning (05th September 2021).
05 Sep 2021
Navy apprehends 04 suspects with about 1026kg of smuggled dried turmeric in Kalpitiya
A special operation conducted by the Navy in Eththale, Kalpitiya this morning (05th September 2021) made way to the seizure of about 1026kg of dried turmeric stock attempted to be smuggled in. The Navy also collared 04 suspects and took hold of 02 dinghies in connection to the incident.
05 Sep 2021
A foreign fishing vessel carrying another haul of heroin worth over Rs.3100 million intercepted by Navy
A successful operation led by Sri Lanka Navy in coordination with Sri Lanka Police and other intelligence services in international waters south of Sri Lanka, led to the seizure of a foreign fishing vessel carrying over 336kg (including the packages) of heroin worth over Rs.3100 million gross street value. The drug transferring vessel together with 07 foreign nationals aboard was brought this morning (04th September 2021) to Colombo harbour, where Defence Secretary, General (Retd.) Kamal Gunaratne and Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne were also present to inspect the apprehended haul of narcotics.
04 Sep 2021
Ninety five (95) persons nabbed for engaging in illegal fishing
During operations conducted by the Navy in Eastern, Southeastern, Northwestern, Northern and North Central Naval Commands from 01st to 31st August 2021, ninety five (95) individuals have been apprehended, while they were engaging in illegal fishing practices. These operations also made way to seize 29 fishing boats and several other fishing accessories used for the illegal practices.
02 Sep 2021
Navy takes hold of over 2023kg of smuggled dried turmeric in Negombo lagoon
Sri Lanka Navy managed to seize a stock of smuggled dried turmeric weighing over 2023kg, during special operations conducted in the Negombo lagoon on 31st August 2021. The operations also led to the apprehension of 02 suspects and 02 dinghies involved in these smuggling attempts.
01 Sep 2021
Navy seizes over 290kg of heroin worth more than Rs.2321 million
A special operation conducted by the Navy in the high seas in the afternoon of 30th August 2021, led to the seizure of a multi-day fishing vessel carrying about 290kg and 200g stock of heroin, attempted to be smuggled into the island by sea. The operation also made way to the apprehension of 05 suspects in connection to this smuggling attempt. Meanwhile, the fishing vessel with heroin and the suspects were brought ashore this morning (31st August).
31 Aug 2021
Navy assists seizure of Kerala cannabis worth more than Rs. 55 million with 02 suspects in Mannar
A special operation carried out by Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Police made way to the seizure of about 183kg and 715g stock of Kerala cannabis at the Murungan Panniwettuwan roadblock in Mannar on 28th August 2021. The operation also led to the apprehension of 02 suspects involved in this illegal act and a lorry being used for the racket.
29 Aug 2021
Over 1500kg of smuggled dried turmeric stock and 05 suspects held in separate operations
Special operations conducted by the Navy in Pichchanikulam area, Silawathura and on Ippanthivu Island in Kalpitiya this morning (27th August 2021) made way to the recovery of about 1599kg of dried turmeric hidden away by smugglers. The operations also led to the apprehension of 05 suspects and a cab in connection to one of the above incidents.
27 Aug 2021
Navy apprehends a suspect with over 9100kg illegal store of sea cucumber in Mannar
A special operation conducted by the Navy in Irukkulampiddi, Mannar on 25th August 2021, led to the seizure of about 9170kg of sea cucumber, stored in violation of licence condition, and apprehension of a suspect in connection to the incident.
27 Aug 2021