Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has recovered a stock of over 93 kg of Kerala cannabis during a foot patrol conducted in the beach area of Saukkadi, Madagal in Jaffna this morning.
SLNS Agbo in the Northern Naval Command has seized the stock of cannabis after searching a shrimp-weir off Saukkadi, Navy Media Unit said.
The recovered Kerala cannabis stuffed in 40 packages, weighed about 93kg and 200g (wet weight).
It is believed that smugglers might have leave behind the consignment in the shrimp-weir, being unable to bring it ashore, due to naval operations in the area.
The street value of seized consignment of Kerala cannabis is believed to be over Rs. 27 million.
The stock has been kept in the naval custody, until onward investigation into the incident gets underway.