Two persons with 151.7kg of Kerala cannabis were apprehended by the Sri Lanka Navy during a patrol carried out by a group of naval personnel attached to the Fast Attack Craft, Inshore Patrol Craft and the Special Boat Squadron of the Sri Lanka Navy, yesterday (22).
The suspects with the haul of Kerala cannabis were apprehended in the sea area about 02 nautical miles off Madagal.
It is suspected that the apprehended persons had attempted to smuggle the haul of cannabis into the country from India by a small boat.
The suspects aged 29 and 19 are residents of Madagal in Jaffna.
The apprehended persons, the haul of cannabis and the dinghy were handed over to Kankesanthurei Police for onward legal action.