The arrest had been made based on a tip-off received by the STF. The STF had recovered 29 parcels of Kerala Cannabis which was in the possession of the suspect together with a motorcycle.
The police said that investigations had revealed that the suspect had been engaged in the illegal cannabis racket for a long time and he was arrested when he had in his possession a large stock of cannabis imported from India, which was being prepared for distribution.
The suspect is scheduled to be produced in the Killinochchi Magistrate’s Court, while the Killinochchi Police is conducting further investigations.
(Pics by Madawa Kulasooriya- Vavuniya Corr.)