900,000 Kg of narcotics seized last year

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More than 900,000 kilos of narcotics have been seized by the law enforcement officers in Sri Lanka last year, the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board revealed today.

According to its statistics 206,693 Kg of Heroin, 4124.5 Kg of Cannabis and 669,138 Kg of narcotics such as Hashish, Babul, Madanamodaka, Hans, Panpara, Tobacco powder and Opium were seized during the year.

The largest quantity of narcotics comprising 176,121 Kg of heroin, 1243.9 Kg of Cannabis and 1047 Kg of other kinds of narcotics had been seized in the Western Province.

The statistics revealed that 2,355 drug addicts had been treated either in government hospitals or in institutions run by NGOs.

Meanwhile, the statistics also revealed that some 80 per cent of the arrests for drug-related offenses had been from the Western Province. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 8

  • ry Thursday, 29 June 2017 03:20 PM

    and what has happened to all these drugs well what happens with them NEVER COMES OUT. via DM Android App

    ceylon Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:13 PM

    totaly lawless society. via DM Android App

    ceylon Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:34 PM

    ok very good.say thank you for the police officers for this great service.now all want to know where is this narcotics . via DM Android App

    ceylon Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:44 PM

    bigest drug loads are x highest politician and x highest defence official.presently cabinet man and adviser also kudu bosess.now see who are destroying people. via DM Android App

    weera Thursday, 29 June 2017 01:52 AM

    SL Economy is booming by leaps and bounds!!!!!!!!!

    Tax Payer Thursday, 29 June 2017 05:46 PM

    900,000 Kgs seized...imagine the quantity that would have slipped through and circulating in the market?

    ravin Thursday, 29 June 2017 07:28 AM

    now the question is what has happen to all these sized stocks? Where they stock them , and disposal methods?

    ceylon Thursday, 29 June 2017 11:18 PM

    where is law and order minister .still did not say anything where is the 100000 kg narcotics.seems he knows what happened .some might made billions frm it . via DM Android App

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