26 December 2018
A Sri Lankan navy officer was arrested for possession of cannabis according to Kankesanthurai (KKS) police.
The officer, a 23-year-old from Galle attached to the KKS navy camp in was arrested with over 27 grammes of cannabis.
KKS police said he would be produced before a court shortly.
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