Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
30 Jan, 2021 | 1:40 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st): The anti-narcotics operations in the country should be conducted in a methodical manner and people are encouraged to come forward with information on drug trafficking, Deputy Inspector General of Police Ajith Rohana, said.
“We need to conduct anti-narcotics operations in a methodical manner to eliminate the drug menace from our country,” Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said on Saturday (Jan. 30).
Whilst assuring that the confidentiality will be maintained, Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana requested the people to provide information with regard to drug trafficking to the 1997 Special Centre.
“We would like to make a request from you, if you have any information about drug traffickers or other information related to illegal drugs, illicit liquor, kindly provide such information to 1997 centre. The confidentiality is guaranteed,” the Deputy Police Chief assured.
The 1997 special centre was established by Sri Lanka Police on 27th July 2020 to gather the information that concerns National Security, including information on drug trafficking, narcotic deals and criminal gangs.
According to DIG Ajith Rohana, police officers are deployed at the 1997 centre to receive information in respect of drug trafficking, drug dealers, wanted individuals and organised criminal gangs that relate to the national security of Sri Lanka.
“For successful information, there is a reward system and if a successful raid is conducted, the informant is awarded rewards,” Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana noted on Saturday (Jan. 30).
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