Sri Lanka Navy arrests drug trafficker with over 4 kg of heroin

Dec 11, Mannar: Sri Lanka Navy today has arrested a drug trafficker with over 4 kg of heroin in south of north western coastal city of Mannar.

Naval troops attached to North Central Naval Command have arrested a 30-year-old man with 4.240 kilograms of heroin (“Brown Sugar”) at Thalpadu area in South of Mannar on Sunday, the navy reported.

The suspect was in possession of 2,370 Indian rupees, a mobile phone, a Sri Lankan credit card and several Indian and Sri Lankan SIM cards at the time of his arrest.

The Navy said the suspect and his drug stash will be handed over to the Police Narcotics Bureau for further investigations.

Sri Lanka Navy maintains round the clock maritime surveillance around the country to prevent human smuggling and drug trafficking in the country’s seas.

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