STF clears Cannabis cultivations in Ampara, Thanamalwila | Daily News

STF clears Cannabis cultivations in Ampara, Thanamalwila

The Special Task Force (STF) conducted a special in Bakmitiyawa, Pothuvil area on Saturday (02) and had traced several Cannabis cultivations around four acres in extent, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

The suspects who had been engaged in the cultivation of the Cannabis has been identified by the STF but they had not been arrested so far. The Cannabis plants were destroyed by the STF.

Meanwhile, in another raid in Galkotukanda, Thanamalwila three Cannabis chenas and two nurseries had been raided. Three suspects had been arrested in connection with the cultivation of the chenas and in addition to that, 17,000 Hemp plants had been found. The STF was to hand over the three suspects to the Thanamalwila Police and further investigations are being jointly conducted by the STF and the Thanamalwila Police.