Sri Lanka: Navy detects haul of cannabis

The Navy seized over 690 kg of Kerala cannabis during a special search operation conducted on the Analaitivu Island, Jaffna, on Friday.During a search operation conducted by SLNS Elara belonging to the Northern Naval Command on the Analaitivu Island on the morning of 10th November, naval personnel found a suspicious sack left behind at the coastal vicinity and recovered this stock of Kerala cannabis.

The sack contained 18 parcels of Kerala cannabis weighing about 69 kilos (wet weight).The gross street value of the consignment of Kerala cannabis is believed to be over Rs. 27 million.The stock of Kerala cannabis has been kept in naval custody until they are handed over to the authorities concerned for onward legal action.

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