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60 kg of cannabis seized by Sri Lankan police in Jaffna

Over 60 kg of cannabis was seized by Sri Lankan police in Jaffna last month, amidst a growing drug problem in the Northern Province.

The cannabis, with a street value of approximately 15 million rupees, was seized in a pre-dawn raid by Sri Lankan police in Jaffna. The drugs were though to have originated in Kerala and smuggled into the North-East via Inparutti, by Point Pedro.

A 27 year old man has been arrested by the Sri Lankan police on suspicion of drug trafficking.

The latest discovery comes as illegal drug use continues to plague Tamil regions of the island years after the end of the armed conflict, and has been persistently raised by Tamil politicians.

See our earlier posts:

Five-fold increase in consumption of alcohol in North-East Sri Lanka (14 June 2015)

Genocidal agenda behind increase in drugs in North - TNA MP (10 Jun 2015)

Tamils still face genocidal agendas says TNA MP (07 Jun 2015)

Increased drug problem since Sri Lanka's military arrived in North-East says CV Wigneswaran (08 Jun 2015)

Drugs deliberately introduced to quell desire for liberation of Tamil youth says Wigneswaran (02 Jun 2015)

Unacceptable presence of war criminal soldiers in North-East - CV Wigneswaran (25 May 2015)

Prevalence of drug use raises questions says Wigneswaran (17 May 2015)