Two suspects, including a suspended Army Major have been taken into police custody while transporting 35 kilograms of Ganja in a car.

Police Media Unit said officers from the Unsolved Crimes Unit of the Panadura Police, acting on a tip-off, had stopped a car traveling along the Southern Expressway from Colombo at the Bandaragama Interchange.

Upon inspection of the car, they had found 35 kilograms of Ganja inside three fertilizer bags. The two suspects who were in the vehicle were arrested.

The suspects, aged 42 and 32 years, are residents of Anuradhapura. Police also said one of them was an Army Major who had been suspended from duty. The suspects were handed over to the Horana Police for further investigations.