Legal provisions to destroy narcotics worth over Rs 375 mn: Sagala

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The government will bring in laws to destroy various kinds of narcotics worth over Rs. 375 million which were seized last year, Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake said yesterday.

The Minister in a statement said that the narcotics would be destroyed in public.

The statement said illegal drugs included heroin, illegally imported cigarettes, liquor and cannabis worth Rs. 375 million that had been seized by the Police Special Task Force (STF) the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) and Organized Crimes Prevention Division (OCPD) last year.

“We will increase the number of raids this year and take all measures to eradicate the illegal drug menace from the country” Minister Ratnayaka added. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • Sanju Saturday, 06 January 2018 11:09 AM

    I think this uptight self righteous minister should himself take a pill and chill.

    Treasury Saturday, 06 January 2018 11:44 AM

    Can we not sell this to another country instead of destroying? we're destroying our own assets.

    Raj Saturday, 06 January 2018 03:50 PM

    @treasury, Well another minister will get 10% out of that!!

    Raja Saturday, 06 January 2018 12:07 PM

    What happened to dm jayarathna 270 kg heroin case??.heroin cought but dmj not cought.you dont talk rubish too much.

    Mandy Saturday, 06 January 2018 03:53 PM

    This is to fool the public. The Drug menace will never be eradicated by catching small quantities of drugs or the streetsellers. Catch the top importers - all well known to the authorities. But then they pay well to keep those concerned well oiled to turn a blind eye. Only some poor fellows down the line end up in jail.


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