Navy intercepts vessel carrying heroin consignment

A fishing vessel carrying a consignment of heroin has been intercepted in Sri Lankan waters, spokesperson SSP Nihal Thalduwa said today (11).

The attempt to smuggle heroin was intercepted last night (10) in a joint operation carried out by Sri Lanka Navy and the Batticaloa Police Division in the waters south of Batticaloa

Nine crew members aboard the vessel in question have been apprehended by authorities, informed the Police spokesperson.

SPP Thalduwa added that the general public can tip off law enforcement authorities regarding narcotics smuggling attempts via the hotline 1997.
The identity of the informers will not be disclosed under any circumstances, he assured.