Navy takes hold of over 72000 illegally transported sea cucumber stock with 02 suspects
A special operation conducted by the Navy in Irukkulampiddi, Mannar this morning (12th September 2021), led to the seizure of a stock of about 72542 sea cucumbers being transported by illegal means. The operation also made way to nab 02 suspects in connection to this unlawful act.
12 Sep 2021
Navy apprehends 05 suspects with smuggled dried turmeric and other contraband
During special operations conducted in beach areas of Thudawa, Kalpitiya and Arippu, Mannar on the midnight of 10th September and this morning (11th September 2021), the Navy managed to seize over 1628kg stock of smuggled dried turmeric and Electronic wiring accessories. The operations also led to the apprehension of 05 suspects and 02 dinghies used for the smuggling attempts.
11 Sep 2021
Navy gets hold of over 1136kg stock of smuggled dried turmeric with 05 suspects
Special operations conducted by the Navy in seas off Gurunagar, Jaffna and Arippu, Silawathura on 09th and 10th September 2021, led to the seizure of over 1136kg stock of smuggled dried turmeric and apprehension of 05 suspects together with 02 dinghies used for the racket.
10 Sep 2021
Navy seizes a stock of smuggled dried turmeric with 02 suspects in Silawathura
The Navy seized another stock of smuggled dried turmeric weighing approx. 1172kg, during a special operation conducted in seas off Sawaripuram, Silawathura this morning (09th September 2021). The operation also made way to the apprehension of 02 suspects and a dinghy used for the illegal act.
09 Sep 2021
Navy takes hold of another Kerala cannabis stock in northern waters
A special operation carried out by the Navy in seas off Mandalakuda of Point Pedro on 06th September 2021 led to lay hold of about 38kg and 450g (with wet weight) of Kerala cannabis.
07 Sep 2021
Navy seizes Kerala cannabis worth more than Rs. 68 million street value in northern seas
Sri Lanka Navy managed to recover a stock of Kerala cannabis weighing about 227kg and 400g (including packages), during a special operation carried out in seas off Aliyaweli, Vettalakeni this morning (05th September 2021).
05 Sep 2021
Navy apprehends 04 suspects with about 1026kg of smuggled dried turmeric in Kalpitiya
A special operation conducted by the Navy in Eththale, Kalpitiya this morning (05th September 2021) made way to the seizure of about 1026kg of dried turmeric stock attempted to be smuggled in. The Navy also collared 04 suspects and took hold of 02 dinghies in connection to the incident.
05 Sep 2021
A foreign fishing vessel carrying another haul of heroin worth over Rs.3100 million intercepted by Navy
A successful operation led by Sri Lanka Navy in coordination with Sri Lanka Police and other intelligence services in international waters south of Sri Lanka, led to the seizure of a foreign fishing vessel carrying over 336kg (including the packages) of heroin worth over Rs.3100 million gross street value. The drug transferring vessel together with 07 foreign nationals aboard was brought this morning (04th September 2021) to Colombo harbour, where Defence Secretary, General (Retd.) Kamal Gunaratne and Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne were also present to inspect the apprehended haul of narcotics.
04 Sep 2021
Ninety five (95) persons nabbed for engaging in illegal fishing
During operations conducted by the Navy in Eastern, Southeastern, Northwestern, Northern and North Central Naval Commands from 01st to 31st August 2021, ninety five (95) individuals have been apprehended, while they were engaging in illegal fishing practices. These operations also made way to seize 29 fishing boats and several other fishing accessories used for the illegal practices.
02 Sep 2021
Navy takes hold of over 2023kg of smuggled dried turmeric in Negombo lagoon
Sri Lanka Navy managed to seize a stock of smuggled dried turmeric weighing over 2023kg, during special operations conducted in the Negombo lagoon on 31st August 2021. The operations also led to the apprehension of 02 suspects and 02 dinghies involved in these smuggling attempts.
01 Sep 2021