Four suspects have been arrested when they attempted to smuggle 9kg and 914g of Crystal Methamphetamine (Ice) into the country during an operation conducted by the Navy in the beach area of Urumalai, Talaimannar yesterday.
The Navy said the street value of the stock of drug substance is believed to be over Rs. 79 million.
Sri Lanka Naval Ship (SLNS) Thammanna in the North Central Naval Command made the arrest after searching a suspicious dinghy approaching the Urumalai beach.
The arrested suspects were identified as residents of Urumalai in Talaimannar, from 28 to 37 years of age. The suspects together with drugs, the dinghy were handed over to the Mannar Police for onward legal action.