A suspect with Kerala cannabis held in Jaffna
A coordinated operation carried out by the Navy and Police near the Kurikadduwan Jetty in Punkuduthive, Jaffna, led to the arrest of a suspect in possession of over 1kg of Kerala cannabis on 03rd February 2024.
The operation was conducted by SLNS Gotaimbara, in the Northern Naval Command, in coordination with the Kurikadduwan Police. During this operation, the raiding party intercepted a person near the Kurikadduwan Jetty and searched him on suspicion. The search resulted in the recovery of Kerala cannabis, weighing about 01kg and 695g, being smuggled by the suspect.
Meanwhile, the street value of seized Kerala cannabis is believed to be about Rs. 678,000.00
The suspect held in this operation is a resident of Colombo - 13, aged 67. The suspect along with narcotic drugs was handed over to the Kayts Police for onward legal action.