717 Kilos of Beedi leaves found in Thalaimannar


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The Navy has taken into custody a stock of Beedi leaves floating in the Thalaimannar- Welipara sea area.

Naval personnel attached to the North central naval command said yesterday that 717 kilograms and 82 grams of Beedi leaves packed into 13 parcels was seized during a search operation.

No suspects have been apprehended related to the incident and the customs office in Jaffna is conducting further investigations

The Navy has seized more than 24,500 kilograms of beedi leaves which have been smuggled into Sri Lanka do far this year

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