Ganja worth Rs.5 Million has been recovered in Pooneryn yesterday from the hood of a vehicle. 3 persons were arrested charged with smuggling Ganja in the vehicle. The suspects from Puttalam had stated that they were smuggling the Ganja from Jaffna to Puttalam.
18 packets with 2 Kgs of Ganja each had been found hidden under the roof of the in a contraption fitted skillfully under the Roof. Only scrape iron was found in the vehicle (NWPR 3616) registered in NW Province.
M.Ripkan, A.M.Arisath and A. Siraj from Puttalam were the suspected arrested with the Ganja. 12 police personnel including SI, Dinesh led by the OIC Poonakary Police were engaged in this operating directed by NP SDIG, Roshan Fernando.
The suspects will be produced in Kilinochchi Court after they completion of inquiries, they said.