Kerala Ganja worth Rs.20 million seized from Wattala

18 October 2017 - 84   - 0

Officers from the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) have seized a massive haul of Kerala Ganja with an estimated value of Rs 20 million from Wattala and arrested two suspects. 

Police Media Unit said the PNB carried out a raid on Monday based on a tip off and apprehended the two suspects who were allegedly transporting the drugs in a van. 

The Kerala Ganja was found in 65 parcels packed into seven boxes. The drugs weighed 137.228 kilograms. The arrested suspects are a 56-year-old resident of Talaimannar .and a 35-year-old resident of Kolonnawa. They had however, been residing temporarily at addresses in Negombo and Colombo 09.

Investigators have established that the drugs had been transported from Kilinochchi. Investigations are underway to arrest others who are part of this drug smuggling ring, police added. 


  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment

Top Stories

Speaker to make statement on national government today

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will make a special statement today in Parliament regarding the validity of the national government.  The Spea...

21 February 2018 - Views : 8

Diyathalawa explosion not terror related - Military

21 February 2018

Bodies of two drowned youths recovered

21 February 2018

Update: 12 military personnel among injured in bus explosion

21 February 2018



Features & Analysis

Head down to the Kala Pola this Sunday

The Silver Anniversary edition of Sri Lanka’s acclaimed open-air art fair, Kala Pola, will take place at Anan...

Calling all creative writers

The English Writers Cooperative of Sri Lanka invites entries for the 2018 creative writing competition. Short...

Jaffna Festival back at the Cinnamon Grand

Cultural extravaganza, Jaffna Festival is back at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Visitors to the Cinnamon Grand&rsquo...

Maha Shivarathri: Religious observances by night

As Hindu devotees celebrated Maha Shivarathri throughout the island yesterday our photographer captured these images ...