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Millions of rupees worth of cannabis recovered in Jaffna

Sri Lankan police recovered a haul of cannabis worth approximately 14 million rupees in Jaffna on Thursday evening.

The haul was recovered after police at Kopay attempted to stop a motorbike travelling from Point Pedro. The driver of the vehicle however, threw a package on to the road and continued to drive past, refusing to heed police calls.

The package he threw contained the recovered drugs.

Though the driver escaped, police are confident they will catch the suspect soon, noting that they have his vehicle registration number.

In recent weeks there have been an increasing number of drug raids in the North-East, amidst a growing drug problem.

See our earlier posts:

Sri Lankan police recover 2kg of heroin in Jaffna (12 Mar 2016)

60 kg of cannabis seized by Sri Lankan police in Jaffna (03 Mar 2016)


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)