Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Large heroin haul of over 100 kg seized in Sri Lanka
Mon, Jul 21, 2014, 07:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 21, Colombo: Narcotics Division of Sri Lanka's Customs Department has seized a large heroin haul of over 100 kilograms today at the Orugodwatta container yard today, the Customs said.

The heroin hauls was hidden inside industrial grinding machines imported from Karachi, Pakistan.

Customs officials have arrested a suspect and the two Clearance officers responsible for clearing the shipment and seized the machinery, Customs sources said.

The suspects are to be questioned and the machinery will be dismantled to determine the amount and value of the heroin haul, officials said.

This is the third such seizure in recent times. Last month the Special Task Force (STF) seized 85 kilograms of heroin during a special operation and arrested two suspects. Last week, the police recovered nine kilograms of heroin worth Rs. 63 million.

Meanwhile, Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said the police have arrested12 major drug traffickers and destroyed the illegal narcotic supply chain in the country.

The Spokesman told state run radio that measures have been taken to arrest two more traffickers residing overseas.

According to the Spokesman, 136 kilograms of illegal drugs have been seized and 315 people were arrested this year.

He said an exhibition will be organized to enlighten the public on illegal businesses and the adverse effects of using narcotics.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's migrant workers' organization pledges support to opposition candidate
Sri Lanka ruling party supporters attack UNP rally in Haputale
Landslide warning issued for 4 districts in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan President says common opposition candidate copied his budget proposals
Two Russian naval ships arrive at Sri Lanka port
Heavy rains in Sri Lanka cause havoc with floods
India to export two warships to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Election Commissioner asks employers to grant leave for workers to vote
International Gem, Mineral & Jewellery trade show opens in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Police to investigate ruling party minister taking suspects of arson attack away from police custody

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.