The Sri Lanka Navy has seized 139kg and 930g of Kerala cannabis, during a special operation carried out in seas off Manalkadu, Point Pedro this morning.
Two suspects were arrested during the operation.
The Navy said a suspicious vessel was identified attempting to evade a search and hurled several sacks into the sea before the vessel was intercepted.
A search operation of the vessel led to the seizure of the stock of Kerala cannabis.
It is suspected that the smugglers transferred the stock of cannabis at the International Maritime Boundary Line with the intention of smuggling them into the island.
Meanwhile, the street value of the seized stock of narcotics is believed to be over Rs.41 million.
The 22 and 26 year old suspects have been handed over to the Point Pedro Police for legal action.