4 TN fishermen held by Lankan navy for smuggling ganja

By PTI Published on Jul 17, 2018 02:54 PM IST

Rameswaram: Four Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy today on charges of smuggling ganja, police said.

The fishermen from Tondi in Ramanathapuram district were allegedly smuggling the narcotic in a country boat when the Lankan naval personnel intercepted them near Katchatheevu.

On seeing the naval personnel, the fishermen threw some bags containing ganja into the waters, but the former recovered 40 kg of narcotic substance from the boat and arrested them, police said.

Meanwhile, a fibre glass boat from Tuticorin was found abandoned near the Pamban bridge and police said they were investigating it.