During a search conducted at Erambugodella in Puttalam on 19th July 2019, naval personnel found 980kg of beedi leaves .
A group of naval personnel attached to the Northwestern Naval Command, during a search conducted in Erambugodella area, found this haul of beedi leaves left at the beach. The stock of beedi leaves which was in packages had been concealed in 02 dinghies. The recovered beedi leave packages are due to be handed over to the Colombo Customs for onward investigation.
Meanwhile, the Navy managed to apprehend a number of drug traffickers as well as seize a large quantity of drugs attempted to be smuggled into the country, as a result of continuous naval operations