The OIC of the Excise Department Chamintha Sirimanne said yesterday that, the Officers of the Excise Department, who had undertaken a round up and search operation with the help of the Navy captured 30 kgs. of Kerala Ganja, worth around Rs. 6 million and a Motor Cycle and arrested a suspect off Mamunai in Chempianpattu yesterday.
Following a tip –off that Ganja is being smuggled, the Excise Officers and the Navy had made a cordon and search operation on Friday at 5.00 a.m. When a suspicious motor cycle was stopped and searched 20Kgs. of Kerala Ganja were recovered. The Ganja, Motor cycle and the suspect (aged 39) were taken into custody. On inquiries made from the suspect 10 Kgs of Ganja hidden in a stone heap at the home of the suspect was also captured.
The captured Ganja has a street value of Rs. 6 million. The captured Ganja, Motor cycle and the suspect will be produced are to be produced in the court the police said..