2 Tamil Nadu fishermen held by Lankan navy for smuggling ganja

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Rameswaram (TN), Mar 20: Sri Lankan Navy personnel today arrested two Tamil Nadu fishermen on the charge of smuggling ganja at Neduntheevu in the island republic waters, a fisheries official here said.

Jegadish and Kalaimani of Nagapattinam were arrested at around 2 AM after the navy personnel intercepted their country boat and allegedly found 6.5 kg of narcotic substance, including ganja, Joint Director of Fisheries Subburaj said.

TN

They seized the boat along with the narcotics and had taken the fishermen to Paruthiturai police station where they were being questioned, he said quoting information received by Fisheries department here.

PTI 

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