Seven Indian nationals have been arrested once they tried to smuggle over 235kg of Kerala hashish price Rs. 70 million into the nation throughout a operation carried out within the seas off Kudiramalei Level by the Navy yesterday.
The patrols had been carried out adhering to COVID 19 protocols in power for the prevention of the unfold of the pandemic.
Throughout a patrol within the seas off Kudiramalei Level, the Navy noticed the Indian fishing vessel in Sri Lankan waters throughout the Worldwide Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).
Additional search of the vessel led to the seizure of over 235kg of Kerala hashish in 118 packages contained in 6 sacks.
As a result of considerations of the transmission of COVID 19, the consignment of Kerala hashish was set on fireplace and the Indian nationals had been repatriated again to their dwelling waters, the navy stated.