Over 700kg of smuggled dried turmeric and over 3kg of Kerala cannabis seized

The Sri Lanka Navy and the Police have arrested two with 710 kg of dried turmeric and 3 Kg and 700g of Kerala Cannabis at Mannar yesterday.

Accordingly, North Central Naval Command and Mannar Police were able to make this apprehension after searching a traditional ‘Wallam’ boat arrived in the Erukkulampiddi beach area. The boat was loaded with over 710kg of dried turmeric in 10 sacks and over 03kg and 700g of Kerala cannabis in a package.

Meanwhile, the suspects were arrested on the ‘Wallam’ boat by the Navy. The accused of this racketeering were identified as residents of Erukkulampiddi area, aged 35.

Further, the apprehended individuals along with the seized turmeric and Kerala cannabis stocks and boat were handed over to the Mannar Police for onward legal action.

The entire operation was carried out adhering to preventive measures stipulated for COVID – 19 pandemic.

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