Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
26 Mar, 2021 | 11:09 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): The Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) seized two parcels containing narcotic pills and a drug known as ‘Kush’ sent to Sri Lanka from Dubai, Sri Lanka Police said.
“Upon conducting special investigations in respect of two parcels that arrived in Sri Lanka through a courier service, the Police Narcotic Bureau recovered the narcotic substances,” Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana told News 1st on Friday (Mar. 26), whilst elaborating on the drug bust.
According to the investigation, it was revealed that on the 27th of December 2020, a parcel mailed from Dubai arrived in Sri Lanka.
“The parcel contained 27 grams of the narcotic substance known as ‘Kush,’ which consists of Cannabis and 38 grams of Kush oil was also recovered,” the Police Spokesperson noted.
The parcel was sent under a fake name and the Police Narcotics Bureau is currently conducting investigations to determine the identity of the intended recipient, DIG Ajith Rohana added.
“Another parcel that originated from Paris, France arrived in Sri Lanka on 4th January 2021; it was sent to Sri Lanka via Dubai. The parcel contained 4962 synthetic narcotic pills,” the Deputy Police Chief further elaborated.
According to DIG Ajith Rohana, the PNB is currently conducting further investigations to ascertain the identity of the intended recipient of the parcel.
Whilst pointing out that there is a tendency for such parcels containing drugs to be sent to Sri Lanka via mail, the Deputy Police Chief emphasized that stern action will be instituted against the perpetrators.
Moreover, Police will also conduct joint operations along with Sri Lanka Customs and other courier services.
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