Two nabbed with over 1,000kg of ‘Kendu’ leaves

Two nabbed with over 1,000kg of ‘Kendu’ leaves

January 24, 2023   04:05 pm

The Sri Lanka Navy today (24 Jan.) apprehended two suspects in Negombo, together with a stock of over 1,000 kilograms of smuggled ‘Kendu’ (ebony) leaves.

The apprehension was made during a joint search operation conducted by the SLNS Kelani in the Western Naval Command and Sri Lanka Coast Guard in the Dungalpitiya Lagoon in Negombo this morning.

Nearly 1,105 kilograms and 700 grams of smuggled ‘Kendu’ leaves were seized upon the search of a suspicious house in the area, where two dinghies used for the smuggling racket and the two persons involve were also apprehended.

The consignment of ‘Kendu’ leaves were reportedly stuffed in 35 sacks at the time of the seizure.

The suspects, aged 42 and 44, were identified as residents of Negombo and were handed over to the Customs Preventive Office in Katunayake, along with the seized narcotics and the dinghies used, for onward legal proceedings.

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories

285 arrested for drug related crimes in special joint operations by security forces and police (English)

285 arrested for drug related crimes in special joint operations by security forces and police (English)

Indian Foreign Minister's visit reset bilateral relations - Sri Lankan envoy (English)

SJB commences local government election campaign in Kurunegala (English)

PUCSL Chairman and Energy Minister clash over power cuts during A/L exam (English)

NEWS IN BRIEF 'PRIME TIME' - 2023.01.29

285 suspects nabbed with narcotics in joint raids by tri-forces and police

LIVE🔴Ada Derana Late Night News Bulletin 10.00 pm

Award-winning authors to quit writing over unauthorized distribution by 'PDF' racket