Six Indians arrested for transporting Beedi leaves

Sri Lanka Navy has seized an Indian vessel and has arrested six Indians for transporting 2379 kg of Beedi leaves in the North-West seas of Sri Lanka. the Navy media unit said today (30).

Navy Ship ‘Sagara’ had spotted a suspicious dhow entering Sri Lanka’s territorial waters crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line.

Accordingly, SLNS ‘Sagara’ with the assistance of SLNS ‘Suranimila’ on patrol had intercepted the suspicious dhow.

The Navy discovered 74 packages containing beadi leaves.

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