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* Sri Lanka police to publicly destroy 900 kilos of cocaine
Thu, Jan 11, 2018, 10:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 11, Colombo: The Police have scheduled to publicly destroy 900 kilograms of cocaine seized by the Police Narcotics Bureau in various occasions.

The stock of cocaine will be destroyed on Monday (January 15) at 10.00 am in Katunayake, the Police Headquarters said in a release. Media is invited to cover the event.

Sri Lanka's Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake earlier this month said measures will be taken to formulate legal provisions necessary to publicly destroy the consignments of narcotics seized during raids.

According to the police records, the Police Narcotics Bureau had seized 220kg and 650g of cocaine worth over Rs 4.4 million during 2017, while 29 arrests had been made during the same period.

 

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