Sri Lanka Navy personnel in coordination with Police STF apprehended a person with a haul of Beedi leaves at Tharapuram area in Mannar.
Accordingly, 192.5kg of Beedi leaves possessed by a person without a permit, was apprehended during a raid carried out by North Central Naval Command in coordination with Police STF-Mannar.
This haul of Beedi leaves was packed in 11 parcels and hidden in a house. The apprehended suspect is a resident of Tharapuram area aged 32, the navy said.
Further investigations into the haul of Beedi leaves and the suspect are carried out by Police STF-Mannar.