Navy renders assistance to raid a cannabis plantation and apprehend a person with venison

On receipt of intelligence tip-off, the Coast Guard personnel attached to the Coast Guard Station Kirinda in coordination with Police Special Task Force Katharagama, during a search carried out in the general area of Thanamalwila, managed to apprehend a person with 26.5 kg of venison. The apprehended suspect along with the stock of meat was handed over to Thanamalwila Police for further investigations.

On the same day, the same group of troops also raided a mass scale cannabis plantation in Katharagama area and destroyed nearly 3,000 well-grown plants of cannabis in the cultivation ground by setting them on fire.