By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya
A stock of 122.5 kg of Kerala cannabis had been recovered by the Navy in coordination with the Police during a search at Madagalthurai in Jaffna on Wednesday, the navy said. They said naval personnel attached to the Northern Naval Command in coordination with the officials of Ilawali Police conducted a search in Madagalthurai area and found several packages hidden in a shrub near the beach.
“When the packages were unpacked there was 122.5kg of Kerala cannabis in them. It is believed that the cannabis stock might have been smuggled into the country via sea route,”
the navy said.
Ilawali Police are conducting further investigations. Meanwhile, the navy said that under the directives of Navy Commander Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, the Navy is now in full swing to fight against drug trafficking activities in the country.