Three nabbed with beedi, tobacco leaves in Jaffna

17 July 2019 - 51   - 0

Three persons were arrested in Jaffna by the Navy today ( July 17) for illegally transporting beedi and tobacco leaves.

The arrest had been carried after naval officers attached to the Northern Naval Command had recovered the narcotics upon a search carried out on a lorry at a roadblock in the Mandaitivu Junction.

Accordingly, 1359 kilos of beedi leaves packed in 44 parcels and 1034 kilos of tobacco leaves packed in 31 parcels had been recovered during the search.

The suspects are between the ages of 37 and 47, Navy said adding that they would be handed over to the Jaffna Customs for further investigations.

  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment

Top Stories

14 suspects further remanded for vandalizing statues in Mawanella

Fourteen suspects have been have been further remanded until September 5 over charges of vandalizing statues by the Mawanella Magistrate's...

22 August 2019 - Views : 6

Met Dept. forecasts heavy showers, winds during next 24 hours

22 August 2019

Illegal miners released on fine of more than Rs 300,000

22 August 2019

EC requests state officials to prepare information for postal vote

22 August 2019



Features & Analysis

Discovery of exoplanets by Lankan Team

For the first time in the island’s history, a group of Sri Lankans has discovered a new extra-solar planetary s...

'Mega Pride - Pride of the Lion' photographic exhibition

The ‘Mega Pride – Pride of the Lion’ photographic exhibition by the Minister of Megapolis and Weste...

'Strings of Harmony' : Celebrations to mark the 73rd Independence Day of India

‘Strings of Harmony’ – a Santoor Jugalbandi by Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and his son Pandit Rahul Sh...

Sri Lankan Handicrafts Day in Beijing

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing in collaboration with the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR), o...