Rameswaram, Oct 12 (PTI) The Sri Lankan Navy today took three persons into custody after seizing 156 kgs of ganja from them.

Police said the Indian smugglers, who handed over the contraband, believed to be valued at Rs 1.56 crore in the illegal international market, to the Sri Lankan nationals, managed to enter into the Indian sea territory following which the navy could not apprehend them.

Police said they would probe about the persons who had handed over the ganja to the Sri Lankan nationals.

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