Over 216 kilograms of Kerala Cannabis have been seized by the Sri Lanka Navy along with three suspects in the seas North of Kankesanturai. During the search of the dinghy, the Navy managed to seize about 216kg and 750g of Kerala cannabis in packages stuffed in 06 gunny sacks, and 19kg of dried turmeric. Meanwhile, the street value of the seized stock of Kerala cannabis is believed to be over Rs 65 million. It is suspected that the smugglers might have retrieved the stock of Kerala cannabis to the dinghy at the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) to smuggle them into the island. The accused, together with the stock of Kerala cannabis, dried turmeric and the dinghy, were handed over to the Kankesanturai Police for onward legal action.
Source: The Nation July 26, 2021 17:48 UTC