Stock of beedi leaves from Iranathivu Island

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The Navy, during a search carried out on the Iranativu Island, has found a stock of Beedi leaves that weighed over 1,000 kilograms.

Accordingly, 24 packages washed ashore on Iranativu beach were recovered by the North Central Naval Command.

The haul, which contained 1616kg of beedi leaves, has been handed over to the Jaffna Customs for further investigation.

Over 34000kg of Beedi leaves have been seized during naval operations so far during the past few months of this year, the Navy said in a release.

The Navy stressed on conducting continued raids to tighten its grip on such activities taking place in the waters around the island.