July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested 14,348 suspects in the past six months with 773 kilograms of heroin and crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’) worth over Rs. 8 billion.
Police arrested 12,890 suspects with 473 kilos of heroin and 1,458 suspects with 300 kilos of ‘ice’ drugs, said Police Media Spokesman Senior DIG Ajith Rohana.
So far this year, 8,509 suspects were also arrested with 3,485 kilos of cannabis valued around Rs. 720 million, according to the Police Spokesman.
Senior DIG Rohana said that it has been revealed that heroin received in the country is transported by boats in the South Seas and drugs such as cannabis are brought from the North Seas.
The Police Media Spokesman said that about 40 key persons who were operating the drug network have been arrested and are currently in jail.