Facebook icon
Twitter icon
e-mail icon

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.

We need your support

Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. Tamil journalists are particularly at threat, with at least 41 media workers known to have been killed by the Sri Lankan state or its paramilitaries during and after the armed conflict.

Despite the risks, our team on the ground remain committed to providing detailed and accurate reporting of developments in the Tamil homeland, across the island and around the world, as well as providing expert analysis and insight from the Tamil point of view

We need your support in keeping our journalism going. Support our work today.

For more ways to donate visit https://donate.tamilguardian.com.