The Navy media unit said that Naval personnel onboard a fast attack craft in the Northern Naval Command found 83.5 kg of Kerala cannabis parcels, at 8NM in the seas north of Kankesanthurai today (Saturday).
The cannabis had been packed in 39 parcels and bumped in the sea.
The Navy said that it suspects the consignment had been dumped with the intention of transferring it ashore later.
The stock of cannabis was handed over to Kankesanthurai Police for onward legal action. (Colombo Gazette)