Six Indians arrested by Navy with 13.5 kg of drugs

Six Indians have been arrested by the Navy with drugs in the Northern seas, the Navy media unit said.

The Navy said the six Indians had in their possession 13.5 kg of drugs.

The suspects were disguised as fishermen, navy spokesman Chaminda  Walakuluge said.

“Drug smugglers operate disguised as fishermen,” Walakuluge told AFP. “We are on alert for drugs coming in.”

He said the navy has seized a total of 130 kilos (286 pounds) of heroin and cocaine and 2,140 kilos (4,708 pounds) of cannabis in the past year and arrested a total of 19 Indians during the same period.

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