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The amount of narcotic drugs seized by the Police had increased, according to the latest reports presented to Parliament.

According to annual performance report of Sri Lanka Police, which was presented to the House last week, a total of 388, 722 Kgs of narcotic drugs had been seized in 2016 compared to 13, 548Kgs in 2015.

As per the report 36, 817 Kg of ganja, 15 Kg of opium, 27 Kg of hashish, 205 Kg of heroin, 1, 302 Kg of cocaine had been seized by the Police in 2016.

The total amount of ganja apprehended in 2015 was 13, 253 Kg, while four kilos of hashish, 44 Kg of heroin and 44 Kg of cocaine in the same year.

“Year 2016 can be recognised as a year in which dangerous intoxicant drugs had been apprehended in large scales,” the report said.

“The number of reported offenses related to this subject remains in similar level as it had been reported last year. The Police was able to maintain the solving percentage similar to that of the previous years, which is 98%.

“The total number of intoxication reported cases have been 88, 352 cases,” it said. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 5

  • Jonson Sunday, 27 August 2017 10:19 PM

    The quantity is more than 388 tons how many container load this may be. Congratulations to Sri Lanka lets our country make a Guinness world record in this even. via DM Android App

    nick Monday, 28 August 2017 07:56 AM

    thanks to Yahapalanaya for doing this effort to ruin our future generation childrens what a sad news this summarise this government capabilities with its no backborn policy via DM Android App

    anonymous Monday, 28 August 2017 03:26 PM

    Drug smugglers don't swim the Indian ocean with hundreds of kilograms of drugs attached to their backs. Drugs are smuggled into country using fishing boats, cargo ships, mini-subs and airliners. PM said he wants Sri Lanka to earn her title as a global hub in the Indian ocean, well he's got one free of charge...Opium hub of Indian Ocean.

    srilal Monday, 28 August 2017 05:36 PM

    Ganja is a medicine and a sacred plant .State should legalese it and charge excise duty .A senior minister and a heavyweight of the cabinet had a plan to grow it through Ayurveda ministry with Army supervision . Its time to execute it ans get it out of the police Dangerous Intoxicating Drug List .

    Hemaka Tuesday, 29 August 2017 08:12 PM

    Nabbing drugs is one good initiative carried out by the YAHAPaLNA Gov.. And the president does disserve some praising for him persistent. Saying that there is one thing to be said they say certain Cabinet MP is behind drugs ,well if it's true I really don't know.

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