Crystal meth being smuggled to Sri Lanka seized

Ten kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, allegedly being smuggled to Sri Lanka in a fishing boat by an eight-member gang, have been seized in Tuticorin, the Press Trust of India reported.

A police team led by Q Branch Inspector Vijaya Anitha arrested eight persons in connection with the recovery and also seized the fishing boat.

The value of the seized drugs is said to be worth several crores of rupees in the international market.

The arrested men have been identified as Iruthaya Vazz (43), Kingpan (25), Siluvai (44), Vinisten (24), Subash (26) and Kapilan (21) hailing from Keela Vaippar village along with Aswin (27) and Simon alias Sukku (30) of Sippikulam.

The police were tipped off that the drugs were being smuggled from Vembar coastal village in Tuticorin district to Sri Lanka.  (Colombo Gazette)