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Raids on illegal drugs to be strengthened in 2021: Def. Secretary

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Operations to curb illegal drug ring in the island would be further strengthened during next year (2021), Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said yesterday.

“Nabbing of many drug-dealing incidents was effective following tipped-off by the general public and the recent drop of drug availability in the country has also resulted in notable price hikes”, he said.

“All the operations led to combat underworld and illegal drug dealings are still functioning in the same vein”, he told media citing the recent seizure of Rs. 59 million worth illegitimately earned money over a drug ring.

He said maximum legal action would be taken against those involved in underworld activities.

 

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  • Michael Ranasinghe Wednesday, 23 December 2020 09:18 AM

    Hold on did you not give an assurance that the Narcotics menace will end by 2020? On one hand the penalty imposed on possession of Narcotics was increased from 2gms to 5gms. Is this part of the strategy to eradicate drugs from society ? Wow you guys never cease to amaze us

    J A Nihal Peiris Wednesday, 23 December 2020 09:47 AM

    DEFENCE SECRETARY KAMAL BRILLIANT FEARLESS OPERATIONS VERY LARGE QUANTITY OF NARCOTICS SEIZED BUT WHO'S BEHIND THIS ONLY HAALMESSO CAUGHT SIR " CATCH ME IF YOU CAN " THEORY BIGGEST EVADE ARREST

    InvictuSriLankan Wednesday, 23 December 2020 10:01 AM

    Of cos..."let's allow them to make money during the Christmas and New Years season and start enforcing the law Next year"... RIGHT?

    Siribiris Wednesday, 23 December 2020 10:45 AM

    We thought you did it soon after you took over.

    Nalaka Mendis Wednesday, 23 December 2020 10:47 AM

    Many countries have legalized all drugs such a Portugal 20 years ago. It put the drug pushers out of business and drug use has DROPPED dramatically. This November, the State of Oregon in the USA legalized all drugs. Sri Lanka keeps all this illegal since powerful interests make a huge profit from it. Wake Up Sri Lanka!

    Buddhist Wednesday, 23 December 2020 08:17 PM

    Has the Govt failed as they have not caught one person who is the financier of this trade?


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