Two Sri Lankan smugglers nabbed in India

Monday, 26 January 2015 - 16:40

The Customs Today news agency reports that the Indian police seized 72 bundles of illicit marijuana worth Rs 144 crore and nabbed three smugglers including two Sri Lankan nationals in the island nation from this district.

Acting on a tip-off, police nabbed Sudharsan K Nicholson and Suresh of Talaimannar and Colombo respectively at Thangachimadam near Rameswaram and recovered 72 bundles of the narcotic substance weighing over 140 kg from nearby Yanaipar Island, where they had kept it for onward transportation to Sri Lanka.

Based on information given by the duo, Police nabbed one Jakka Mukka Ahamed of Erwadi in the district, who had supposedly supplied the contraband worth about Rs 1.44 crore in the illegal market, police said.

The recovery was made in co-ordination with forest staff after a secret investigation ordered by Superintendent of Police N M Mayilvahanan based on specific information that marijuana was being trafficked to Sri Lanka from Thangachimadam.