SLN foils Rs. 79 million worth Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE) racket

September 15, 2021

The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) nabbed Rs.79 million worth Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE) during a special raid conducted in the beach area of Urumalai, Talaimannar yesterday (14 Sep).

The SLN said the seizure is about 09 kilos and 914 grams of ‘Ice’ attempted to be smuggled into the island and four suspects involved in the racket were also taken into custody.

The entire operation has been conducted in keeping with the COVID-19 protocols in force to prevent the pandemic transmission.

According to the Navy sources, the accused held during this operation were residents of Urumalai in Talaimannar, between 28 to 37 years of age and handed over to the Mannar Police with drugs, the dinghy and other accessories for onward legal proceedings.