Cannabis worth Rs. 70 mn seized from Negombo | Daily News

Cannabis worth Rs. 70 mn seized from Negombo

The Special Task Force of the Police yesterday seized 560 kilograms of Cannabis from a boat at the ferry terminal at Mankuliya, Negombo, believed to be the largest smuggled stock of Cannabis detected in the country.

Five suspects were arrested in connection with the incident and the 560 kilograms of cannabis is said to be worth over Rs.70 million. Police said the cannabis had been smuggled from Rameshwaram, India.

The police found 280 parcels of cannabis weighing 560 kilograms in the boat, sources said.

The suspects aged between 35 and 45 are residents of Negombo.

The arrested suspects have been handed over to the Police Narcotics Bureau for further investigations.The raid was carried out on a tip off received by STF Gonahena camp.

 


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