Man arrested with 288 kilos of smuggled Beedi leaves



A man was taken into the custody of the Navy at the Keerimundalam beach area of Kalpitiya along with a stock of 288 kilos of Beedi leaves on Tuesday (24), the Navy said.

The operation was carried out by SLNS Vijaya in the Northwestern Naval Command in coordination with the Kalpitiya Police.

The combined operation led to the recovery of this stock of Beedi leaves from a house, which was searched on suspicion.

The smuggled Beedi leaves, weighing about 288 kg, were in nine packages.

The 48-year-old suspect together with the stock of Beedi leaves was handed over to the Kalpitiya Police.


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