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Large haul of narcotics worth Rs. 6 b seized

The navy seized a large haul of heroin and crystal methamphetamine also known as ‘ICE’,  this morning, after a successful naval operation in high seas about 600 nautical miles (1111km) away from Sri Lankan shores.

The stock containing over 330 kg of heroin and over 50 kg of “ICE” were valued at approximately  Rs. 6 billion.

According to Navy Media Spokesman Lt. Commander Isuru Sooriyabandarasaid the suspects were arrested based on a tip off received from the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB).

Pictures by Lalith Perera