Navy nabs two with cannabis worth over Rs. 63 mn | Daily News

Navy nabs two with cannabis worth over Rs. 63 mn

A special search operation carried out by the Navy in the sea area off Vettalaikerni on November 5, led to the apprehension of two suspects attempting to smuggle around 213kg of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 63 million, by sea into the island. The Northern Naval Command managed to take hold of this stock of Kerala cannabis (about 213kg) in 98 packages stuffed in eight polythene sacks, after inspecting a suspicious dinghy in the sea area off Vettalaikerni. It is believed that the street value of the haul of cannabis is about Rs. 63.9 million. The suspects held during the operation were identified as residents of Vettalaikeni, Uduththurai and Aliyawalei, aged 36 and 41. The accused along with the stock of Kerala cannabis and dinghy were handed over to the Palai Police station for legal action.