The Navy has found 83.5 kg of Kerala cannabis parcels in the seas north of Kankesanthurai yesterday.
Naval personnel onboard the Fast Attack Craft in the Northern Naval Command found the consignment of cannabis when it had been packed into 39 parcels.
The Navy suspected that the consignment had been dumped at sea with the intention of transferring those ashore later.
The stock of cannabis handed over to Kankesanthurai Police for onward legal action.(DS)