Two suspects who were transporting 239kg and 850g of Kerala cannabis which has a street value of more than Rs. 71 million have been taken into the custody by the Navy during a special operation conducted at Veththalakerni in Jaffna today.
The Northern Naval Command was able to make this apprehension after searching a suspicious tipper truck at the Aliyavalei snap roadblock in Veththalakerni.
The vehicle had been used by the suspects to transfer Kerala cannabis in 100 packages which were stuffed in seven polythene sacks.
The suspects were identified as residents of Veththalakerni, Mullian and Aliyavalei The suspects along with Kerala cannabis and the vehicle were handed over to the Pallai Police for onward legal action