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Three from TN held by Lankan navy for 'smuggling' ganja

Press Trust of India  |  Rameswaram (TN) 

Three persons from were today arrested by Sri Lankan Navy on the charge of attempting to smuggle 60 kgs of ganja in a boat, police said.

The three men from Nambuthulai, about 60 km from here, in Ramanathapuram District were arrested after Sri Lankan Naval personnel intercepted their boat and found the narcotic, police said quoting information received by them.

The ganja, worth lakhs of rupees, was grown in and allegedly being smuggled to from here, they added.

In September last, six people, including an Indian, had been arrested by Sri Lankan Navy with over two kgs of heroin in their possession.

Following this, the Lankan Navy had stepped up vigil in its northern seas to prevent smuggling of drug mainly from

Sri Lankan Navy's northern Commander Rear Admiral Piyal de Silva had then said 612 kg of ganja coming to Lanka from had been detected during the last 18 months.

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 12:32 IST