Sri Lankan navy seized more than 219 kg of heroin

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During a special naval search operation in the coastal area of ​​Polwathumodara, Weligama, in the dark hours of June 12, 2021, more than 219 kg of heroin were seized for smuggling to the island at sea and the arrest of 09 suspects involved. This special naval anti-drug operation led to the seizure of this stock of approximately 219.8 kg of heroin that was attempted to smuggle by boat through the Polwathumodara area of ​​Weligama and to hide after being brought into the sea off Weligama by a fishing trawler that lasted several days. The shipment was hidden in sacks and gas bottles at the time of the arrest. The Navy also kept the multi-day fishing trawler, a boat and 09 suspects on board, in that racket’s collection. The day fishing trawler, seized by the Navy on suspicion of heroin smuggling, left the fishing port of Kottegoda, Matara, on May 11, 2021 and there is suspicion that the supply of narcotics was brought onto the trawler of foreign smugglers in international waters. Meanwhile, it is believed that the street value of the confiscated heroin shipmentThe operation was conducted in accordance with current COVID-19 protocols to prevent the pandemic from spreading, and the suspects arrested during this operation were residents of Weligama, Ahangama, Dikwella, Kottegoda, Ihalawatta, Mirissa, Polwathumodara and Piliyandala. 26 to 43 years old. Meanwhile, the Navy and Police Bureau of Narcotics is conducting a further investigation into the incident.

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