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Sri Lanka Navy had arrested an individual on Thursday with 184.2 kg of Kerala cannabis (Kerala Ganja) in beach area of Vankalai in Mannar.

Navy Spokesman Commander Dinesh Bandara said the suspect was arrested following a raid carried out by a group of naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command.“The raid was carried out based on information received by the Navy in the early hours,” Commander Bandara added. 

He said the suspect and the stock cannabis were handed over to Mannar police for onward legal actions. Further investigations are being carried out over the incident.  

A group of naval personnel attached to the Northern Naval Command had also recovered 114 kg of Kerala cannabis on 7 January in the beach area of Point Pedro. During the raid, suspects had fled the area leaving behind the haul of cannabis. 

 

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