STF raids Cannabis cultivation in Kebiliththa Reserve

STF raids Cannabis cultivation in Kebiliththa Reserve

STF raids Cannabis cultivation in Kebiliththa Reserve

Written by Staff Writer

22 Feb, 2015 | 10:38 pm

The Police Special Task Force raided a major scale Cannabis cultivation in the Kebiliththa Reserve, on Sunday.

Ten suspects were arrested in the raid. The Police Special task force commenced an operation to locate and raid Cannabis cultivations in the Kebiliththa reserve from Panama to Kotiyagala in Monaragala on   February 17.

The STF was able to locate and destroy two cultivations of cannabis of 3 acres each in the operation that was carried out for five days.

According to the STF, a major racketeer responsible for the distribution of Cannabis in the Kataragama and the Tissamaharama area has also been arrested.

Initial investigations revealed that the suspect is a former police officer.

Six hundred (600) kilo grams of dried Cannabis and 155 kilogrammes of packed Cannabis have been seized by the STF.

Four weapons and two motorcycles belonging to the suspects which were seized by the STF have been handed over to the Athimale Police.

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