Navy assists apprehension of 02 persons with cannabis

During a search carried out in Hambantota on 30th October 2019, the Navy and Police Special Task Force (STF) have apprehended two suspects with 815g of cannabis.

The Southern Naval Command and Gonnoruwa Police STF, having spotted a suspicious three-wheeler on the road near Hambantota Hospital, had searched the suspected vehicle. During this search, security personnel found two persons travelling on the three-wheeler and cannabis hidden in the three-wheeler. Accordingly, the suspects were taken into custody.

The suspects have been identified as residents of Katharagama and Hambantota, aged 48 and 64. The apprehended persons along with three-wheeler and cannabis were handed over to the Hambantota Police for onward investigation.