113 Kgs. of Ganja to be smuggled into Sri Lanka through the Vadamaradchchi sea was captured on the Vetilaikerni beach yesterday, the Navy Media unit said. The Navy men on a routine patrol yesterday, Tuesday at around 8.00 p.m., captured a package in suspicious circumstances.
The Ganja packed minutely in water proof packing was captured by the Navy. The street value of the Ganja is estimated at 11.6 Million. However, no smuggler was arrested.
Ganja smuggling through Ilavalai and Valveddithurai has increased considerably, in recent times. Police Patrols have been increased in these areas. This has made the smugglers ot seek routes through seas off Vadamaradchchi East. The captured Ganja has been brought to Navy Base at Kankesanthurai.