18,000 kg of drugs seized in Sri Lanka so far this year

18,000 kg of drugs seized in Sri Lanka so far this year

18,000 kg of drugs seized in Sri Lanka so far this year

Written by Zulfick Farzan

07 Dec, 2020 | 3:13 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Sri Lanka Police seized approximately 18,000 kg of drugs and arrested 72,000 people so far year.

Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana speaking to News 1st said 2000 kg of heroin was seized so far in 2020 and 15,000 kg of cannabis was seized and 33,000 suspects were arrested.

In addition, more than 800 kg of synthetic drugs including ICE were seized so far this year while 1640 suspects were arrested.

Investigations revealed drugs enter Sri Lankan through the sea route, said the Police Spokesperson.

It was in 1984 in Hikkaduwa, a person was arrested for the possession of drugs in Sri Lanka for the first time and since then, the largest amount of drugs was seized in 2020.

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