Navy assists in apprehending criminals 23 nabbed within a week

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By 2017-12-06

A total of 23 persons were arrested during the past week in connection with their involvement in illegal activities. According to the Navy Media Unit, based on intelligence information received, Naval personnel attached to the Western Naval Command, in coordination with STF officers attached to the Bambalapitiya Police, nabbed a person with 1.74 gms of heroin and a sum of Rs. 26,060, during a raid conducted in the Gaswatta area of Peliyagoda on 27 November.

On receipt of intelligence information, Naval personnel attached to the Southern Naval Command together with STF personnel attached to the Pattiyapola Police arrested 2 men with 15 kg of white sandalwood logs in front of the Carlton Pre-School in Tangalle on 28 November. The suspects were transporting the sandalwood logs by a motorcycle when they were arrested.

Meanwhile, during a search carried out on 29 November, Naval troops apprehended a man, the Kinniya Bridge, who was in possession of 100 Tremadol tablets. This drug is misused as an intoxicant and can be purchased only on production of a prescription from a doctor.

Following an intelligence tip-off, Naval personnel from the Eastern Naval Command, in coordination with the Trincomalee Division Vice Squad, arrested a person with a counterfeit Rs 1,000 note. The arrest was effected in Erakkandi, Trincomalee on 1 December.

On receipt of information, Naval personnel attached to the Coast Guard Station in Beruwala arrested 2 persons with 27 kg of dolphin flesh, during a search conducted at the Beruwala fisheries harbour on 1 December. The suspects were handed over to the Fisheries Inspector of Kalutara for further investigations.

Naval troops attached to the Western Naval Command, together with STF personnel attached to Gonahena, nabbed 3 suspects with 7.5 kg of Kerala cannabis during a raid carried out in Wellawatte on 3 December. The arrest was made while the stock of cannabis was being transported in a van.

Naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command arrested 13 persons for engaging in illegal fishing using unauthorized nets, without valid fishing passes, in the sea area off the Talaimannar Pier on 2 December. Along with the fishermen, 5 dinghies, 3 unauthorized fishing nets, 7 conch shells and 670 kg of illegally caught fish were also taken into custody and handed over to the Talaimannar Police.

Meanwhile, 1.800 kg of Kerala cannabis and an electric scale were recovered by Naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command and officials attached to the Mannar Police, during a joint search conducted in Pesalei on 2 December.

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