The Sri Lanka Navy has seized more than 49kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis, during a search operation carried out off Delft Island, Jaffna today (25).
The operation also led to the arrest of three suspects along with a dingy.
SLNS Wasaba in the Northern Naval Command had searched a suspicious dingy off Delft Island today.
During the search, the Navy seized 20kg and 900g (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis in nine packages.
In addition, the Navy deployed SLNS Ranavijaya attached to the Northern Naval Command to search the same sea area, where naval personnel recovered another sack adrift in waters.
The sack was found with 11 packages of Kerala cannabis weighing around 29kg (wet weight).
The gross street value of the stock of Kerala cannabis is believed to be over Rs.16 million.
The suspects, between 25 and 42 years, are residents of Mandaitivu, Veththalakerni and Thalayadi in Jaffna.
The suspects will be handed over to the Delft Police for further legal action.