Sri Lanka Naval troops attached to SLNS Vijaya of the North Western Naval Command on information received arrested three persons with 175 kilograms of cannabis (Kerala Ganja) in the general area of Kalpitiya on 17th June 2014.
The arrested persons along with cannabis were handed over to Kalpitiya police for further investigations.
Sri Lanka Navy maintains continuous surveillance along the coastal belt in order to prevent drug smuggling via sea. Vigilant naval personnel have been able to foil a number of cross border drug smuggling rackets and apprehend the key personnel involved due to their alertness.
Press Release, June 18, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka