Another stock of banned substance found at BIA
The Customs Narcotics Control Unit seized 123
kilogrammes of banned tobacco based intoxicants worth over Rs 1.2
million at the Bandaranaike International Airport yesterday. This is
the second time in a week sleuths seized such banned substances at
the airport. Sleuths seized 75 kgs of tobacco based intoxicant Babul
Hans at the BIA last Sunday.
Police probe ‘goods’ haul in Vavuniya Remand Prison
Police commenced investigations to ascertain as
to how certain material and items found their way illegally into the
Vavuniya Remand Prison. The raid followed Friday’s commotion inside
the Vavuniya Remand Prison.
Teak logs worth over Rs 400,000 seized
Two men transporting 130 teak logs outside the stipulated
measurements in the transport licence were arrested by Ingiriya Range
Forest Office officers at Raygama junction on the Ratnapura-Panadura
SLN arrests illegal asylum-seekers
The Navy intercepted a multi-day fishing trawler
bound for Australia in the seas off Negombo on Friday . Nine Sri
Lankans were on board intending to enter Australia illegally, they
said. Initial investigations by the Navy revealed that more persons
were to join at different locations.
Indians held with illegal drugs
Sri Lanka Navy arrested four Indians attempting
to smuggle illegal inhaling drugs from Rameshwaram, disguised as
fishermen in the seas south of Mannar on June 30. Naval personnel
attached to the North-western Naval Command conducted the raid and
arrested the Indian Dhow named “Pradishwaram” bearing registration
number TN/10WV169,with fishing nets.