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Navy seizes over 1,000 kgs of beedi leaves

The haul of beedi leaves seized by the Navy.
The haul of beedi leaves seized by the Navy.

During a search carried out in the seas south of Talaimannar on Saturday, the Navy held five persons with 1,050 kgs of beedi leaves.

The North Central Naval Command, during a search carried out in the sea area south of Talaimannar, spotted two suspected dinghies and recovered a stock of beedi leaves in 30 packages in the suspicious dinghies.

The suspects have been identified as residents of Thalpadu in Mannar, from 19 to 44 years of age. The suspects along with the stock of beedi leaves and the dinghy were handed over to the Jaffna Customs for further investigations.


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