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Sri Lankan police officer arrested smuggling cannabis from Jaffna

A Sri Lankan police officer was arrested in possession of cannabis in Vavuniya.

The drugs were found in the officer’s car when he was stopped at a checkpoint while travelling to Polonnaruwa from Jaffna.

Kanakarayankulam police said that over 8kg of cannabis was seized and that the car was also confiscated.

The arrested officer was identified as belonging to a police station in Hambantota in the south.