The Sri Lanka Navy has seized 417kg and 200g of Kerala cannabis, during a special operation, conducted in the sea area extending from Madagal to Point Pedro, Jaffna yesterday.
Three suspects were arrested and a dinghy used for the racket was also seized.
During a search operation one dinghy had fled the area dropping few sacks into water, following which the Navy intercepted it.
The Navy had also recovered eight polythene sacks cast away by the suspects onboard the dinghy.
Around 417kg and 200g of Kerala cannabis were found from the sacks, in 125 packages.
The street value of the seized stock of Kerala cannabis is believed to be over Rs.125 million.
The arrested individuals, residents of Thondamanaru and Guru Nagar, were aged between 20 to 40 years.
The suspects along with the seized goods will be handed over to the Ilawalei Police for further action.