Prez extends gratitude to PNB, STF for seizing largest ever heroin haul

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President Maithripala Sirisena today extended his gratitude to the officials of the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) and the Special Task Force (STF) for seizing the largest ever heroin haul in Sri Lanka.

He said the detection of the heroin haul was a great contribution done for the future generations of the country. “I always give my blessings and fullest support to thwart attempts of illegal drug smuggling," he said.

A large heroin haul weighing 294.4 kilogrammes valued at more than Rs. 3,533 million, the largest heroin detection ever made in Sri Lanka, was seized by the PNB and STF officials this morning.

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  • channa Sunday, 24 February 2019 12:52 PM

    we salute president for his true leadership. he should continue to be the president till 2025.

    Jonny cash Sunday, 24 February 2019 03:17 PM

    Is going be next unsung hero for busting drugs like Gota

    R J Dasa Sunday, 24 February 2019 03:41 PM

    Couldn't agree more. When political leaders were entertaining the Drug loads in the past, this is a true achievement.

    Mahinda Monday, 25 February 2019 01:31 PM

    lol

    Lalith Kuruwita Sunday, 24 February 2019 01:28 PM

    These were to be delivered to the parliament for the use of ministers/MP's.

    Naleer Sunday, 24 February 2019 02:00 PM

    Unless death penalty young generation in danger. Mr President prove implementing capital punishment you patriotic and fearless hero

    Shareefdeen Sunday, 24 February 2019 02:25 PM

    Channo, isn't the SLPD duty bound to do this service. Do we need Prez/PM/MP and the other mutants to advise?. Sincerity of service should be the keyword of all the public servants than being patriotic. Patriotism comes through sincerity.

    Nalin Sunday, 24 February 2019 02:56 PM

    Can’t we give it to a country where heroine is not prohibited? and settle some debt. May be I am wrong.

    enzio Tuesday, 26 February 2019 02:02 PM

    I don't think there are countries where Heroin is legal lol. Only marijuana is legal in some countries. To sell to those ones, you will need to meet their quality checks.

    Miflah Sunday, 24 February 2019 03:00 PM

    So much of heroin and drugs being caught. Now where is all the drug stored and hope all distroyed or reach the market again with another source. I guess this has to be checked if not all the efforts are in vain. Utter waste of public money

    ravin Sunday, 24 February 2019 03:16 PM

    In one hand congratulate officials and other hand use to appoint favourable persons to hear those cases.

    K.L. Pathirana Sunday, 24 February 2019 03:35 PM

    This is nothing but eliminating the competition. Whoever the illicit importer (minister present or past) must have gotten too greedy. We as the public need to know what will happen to these large sums of narcotics after they're removed from the police custody ?

    Peter Jerry Monday, 25 February 2019 02:35 AM

    MS you and your ministers are corrupt and hence Sri Lanka has become the large drug center.

    G Monday, 25 February 2019 07:12 AM

    Good job Mr. President! Keep doing the good work.

    sacre blieu Monday, 25 February 2019 09:24 AM

    When honest officers are allowed to do their duty by the uniform, they would accomplish their tasks with admirable dedication and finesse. Politics, andoney have been the route of all evil in this country.

    sacre blieu Monday, 25 February 2019 09:24 AM

    When honest officers are allowed to do their duty by the uniform, they would accomplish their tasks with admirable dedication and finesse. Politics, andoney have been the route of all evil in this country.

    Palli Kanda Monday, 25 February 2019 09:53 AM

    MS - question is what happens to this heroin. Will it hit streets via police back door?. To set an example Policemen should burn the haul and video shown on TV. Till then a dark side still exists.

    Roshanaly Monday, 25 February 2019 10:06 AM

    These seized Heroin will be resold and money used for Election work.

    raam Monday, 25 February 2019 10:50 AM

    good

    vadivel sathyanandan Monday, 25 February 2019 11:46 AM

    hats off to STF and PNB.Keselwatte Panadura is a place like Peshawar of Pakistan.all the illegal activities take place there from the cycles to paints as they call themselves as manufactures.

    Casanova Monday, 25 February 2019 11:46 AM

    Dude, we citizens don't wont your gratitude, kill the drug dealers on the street like in Philippines.

    Ali Monday, 25 February 2019 02:09 PM

    Very good move and determination of President. It is only the parents would know the daily pain they carry bringing up kids, especially sons.

    Tilanie Chitrananda Monday, 25 February 2019 02:37 PM

    As a Citizen's of this nation we would like to see the follow up as to how druges are disposed

    DillonDP Monday, 25 February 2019 03:17 PM

    Dear Idocy Channa, if we have him till 2025, we rather be scratching our ting tongs

    Madu Thursday, 28 February 2019 12:24 PM

    It will showing us that our task forces are doing nothing it's sheme that so many forces operating but we are failing to prevent drug come into country


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