206 kilograms cannabis seized in international smuggling operation in Tamil Nadu
Feb 6, 2019, 5:06 PM IST
Ramanathapuram: The Tamil Nadu Police on Wednesday seized 206 kg of cannabis from a smuggler near Ariyaman beach, Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu. The smuggler was caught in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Ramanathapuram district superintendent of police, Om Prakash Meena was tipped-off by a witness about a cannabis smuggling operation being carried from Kerala to Sri Lanka via Ramanathapuram coastal area.
The anonymous witness pointed out the accused who identifies as Karthik, a Sri Lankan refugee. Upon interrogation, Karthik was found to have stashed 206 kgs of cannabis in a room. The police later seized the cannabis and handed over the accused to Uchipuli Police Station. A FIR has been filed and further investigation is underway.