The Sri Lankan Navy had seized a quantity of cannabis illegally brought to the country through the Puttalam sea and handed it over to the Police Narcotics Bureau.
Five foreign suspects were arrested along with the fishing vessel used in the smuggling.
Police have also arrested the five locals who were set to receive the stock from the foreigners along with the boat they used to travel.
According to the Police, the seized cannabis weigh over 400kg.
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The Police suspect the foreigners are Indians. Furthermore, the locals who were arrested have been identified as residents of Moratuwa and Wattala aged between 26-year-old and 66-year-old respectively.
Further investigations into the incident will be carried out by the Police Narcotics Bureau.