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SRI LANKA COAST GUARD RECOVERS HEROIN FROM NORTHERN SEAS

     Coast Guard personnel attached to the Regional Director Northern Region recovered a consignment of heroin weighing 5.5 kg floating in the Northern Seas 13 Nm off the Kankesanthurei harbour at 1420 hrs on 09th June 2017.

     While on patrol, Coast Guard Patrol Boat (CG 41) detected suspicious school Bag floating aforesaid location and same brought to the Kankesanthurei harbour for investigation. Subsequently, further investigation carried out with the coordination of Sri Lanka Navy and Police Station (Kankesanthurei) and revealed the consignment was containing with five small parcels with approx weight of 1.1Kg each with an unidentified powder which were suspected to be Heroin and handed over to the Kankesanthurei Police station for onward legal action.