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Over 330 Kg of heroin seized in international waters in special joint operation

COLOMBO (News 1st): Sri Lanka Navy said it seized two trawler boats transporting over 300 kg of heroin in the South-Eastern seas off Sri Lanka, in international waters.Navy Spokesperson Captain Indika De Silva speaking to News 1st said the drugs were seized in a special joint operation with the State Intelligence Service and the Police Narcotic Bureau.11 suspects were arrested from aboard the two vessels, he added.He went on to note that the two trawlers belong to Sri Lankan fishermen and the haul of seized heroin will be brought ashore on Tuesday (25).

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COLOMBO (News 1st): Sri Lanka Navy said it seized two trawler boats transporting over 300 kg of heroin in the South-Eastern seas off Sri Lanka, in international waters.Navy Spokesperson Captain Indika De Silva speaking to News 1st said the drugs were seized in a special joint operation with the State Intelligence Service and the Police Narcotic Bureau.11 suspects were arrested from aboard the two vessels, he added.He went on to note that the two trawlers belong to Sri Lankan fishermen and the haul of seized heroin will be brought ashore on Tuesday (25).
COLOMBO (News 1st); Five Sri Lankan fishermen have been rescued by merchant ship YM Summit 170 nautical miles east of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, after a Sri Lankan fishing vessel capsized off the coast of the Maldives.The Navy Spokesperson, Captain Indika de Silva said that there were six fishermen on board the vessel, however, one was missing.The Indian Coast Guard stated that the rescue was coordinated by Indian Coast Guard Maritime rescue coordination center (Mumbai) and Chennai.The rescued fishermen are due to be handed over to the Navy by the relevant merchant ship off the coast of Galle this afternoon (08).The fishing vessel, named Asela Putha has gone to sea from Beruwala.Subsequently, the owner of the vessel had complained to the Beruwala Police on 5th January that communication with the vessel had been disrupted.The Navy said it had informed the Maldivian and Mumbai naval authorities about the incident as well.

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