STF had provided security to rogue narcotic racketeers

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Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris making submissions yesterday before the Colombo Chief Magistrate Ms. Lanka Jayaratne, stated that information had been received that some members of the police STF had provided armed security to the suspected narcotic officials involved in the drug trafficking case, and to take necessary court action in that regard.

The Solicitor General stated further that evidence had surfaced relating to some officers attached to the STF which is considered as one of the elite investigation units in Sri Lanka, collaborating with the suspected narcotic officers purely for monetary gains and providing armed security for this trafficking in drugs.

These facts were revealed when the case relating to the instances where the narcotic suspects after taking heroin into their custody during raids and selling the it to drug racketeers was recalled yesterday before the Colombo Chief Magistrate.

Court was informed that the 13 suspected narcotic officers presently detained at the Angunakolapelessa Prison, were not being produced in courts after due consideration for the health requirements under the present COVID - 19 situation.

The Deputy Solicitor General further informed court that presently, 21 suspects including five police officers and three civilians were kept detained at the CID and interrogation was being continued.(Nimanthi Ranasinghe)

 

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  • Sujith Wednesday, 22 July 2020 10:45 AM

    The war is over, there is no need for the STF. We have the normal Police and the highly trained Army to deal with any criminals.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 22 July 2020 10:48 AM

    In Sri Lanka, their are 3 elements that create natural criminality. 1. Being a Sinhalese (majority race) 2. Politician or Political Backing 3. Armed Forces. When these 3 get together, criminality is bound to happen.

    Nishan Wednesday, 22 July 2020 11:44 AM

    So why do you continue to live here??

    SupunDS Wednesday, 22 July 2020 11:46 AM

    And LTTE are what race?

    MN Wednesday, 22 July 2020 01:21 PM

    If not a natural buffalo,never write such racist comment

    mnsmart Wednesday, 22 July 2020 11:25 AM

    Shocking news of the day, we trusted the STF 100%

    Ram Wednesday, 22 July 2020 12:57 PM

    First it was grama niladarai/s cops for small acts of Bribery, now it is Policemen on drugs, Is this to divert attention from charging the rogue politicians and specially the bank robbers?

    A.F.A.Cader Wednesday, 22 July 2020 02:05 PM

    I agree with Baffalo Citizen. In Sri Lanka even petty criminals are armed with heavy weapons but the armed forces are after only muslims wih rusty swords.

    dickie bird Wednesday, 22 July 2020 04:29 PM

    This is a damning revelation. Need to interdict these STF cadres immediately


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