102Kgs of Kerala Ganja with a street value of Rs.15 million which was to be smuggled from Jaffna to Colombo was captured at Vavuniya and 1 suspect was arrested with it, said the Vavuniya Police. The ganja was capture at Mannar junction during a search operation carried out in the early hours of yesterday, said the police.
On the direction of DIG, Desabandu Thennekone, the raid was undertaken by team of Police officers led by OIC, Vavuniya, Somaratne Wijayamuni. A hi-ace was stopped and searched and the ganja detected among Plantains in the van.
From the inquiries made from the suspect, it was revealed that the Ganja was being smuggled to Colombo fro Jaffna. Further inquiries are continuing the police said.