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SL Navy denies Arrest of Any Indians with Kerala Ganja

Colombo, 13 October, (

Sri Lanka Navy denies that it has not arrested any Indians and seized any Kerala cannabis from them, but said they recovered Kerala cannabis floating in the Valvettithurai seas on 11 October 2017.

A spokesman for Sri Lanka Navy when contacted for clarification of a news report appeared in Press Trust Of India, datelined Rameswaram, stating Sri Lankan Navy today (12 October) took three persons into custody after seizing 156 kgs of ganja from them.

The News Report added, Police said the Indian smugglers, who handed the contraband, believed to be valued at Rs 1.56 crore in the illegal international market, to the Sri Lankan nationals, who managed to enter into the Indian sea territory following which the navy could not apprehend them.

News report by PTI further added, Police said they would probe about the persons who had handed over the ganja to the Sri Lankan nationals.

In the meantime, a spokesman for Sri Lanka Navy said that the Navy received information of an intended smuggling of a large quantity of Kerala Ganja from India.

He said, subsequently they deployed two Naval boats to search for the smugglers vessel in the high sea.

Based on intelligence information received by the Navy, naval personnel onboard P 465 attached to the Northern Naval Command recovered 153.7 kg of Kerala cannabis floating in the Valvettithurai seas yesterday (11 October 2017).

The consignment of cannabis had been packed into 44 parcels and it is suspected that the consignment had been dumped at sea with the intention of smuggling into the country later.

It was handed over to Kankesanthurai police for legal action.

- Asian Tribune -

SL Navy denies Arrest of Any Indians with Kerala Ganja
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