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Seven suspects had been arrested by the Mount-Lavinia Police in connection with the detection of cocaine weighing 218kg worth over Rs. 3.2 billion concealed in a sugar container at the Ratmalana Economic Centre yesterday, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

He said 198 packets of Cocaine packed in ten travelling bags were found following a tip received by IGP Pujith Jayasundara.

He said that one travelling bag had been opened when the police arrived at the location and two packets of Cocaine were later found in the possession of two employees attached to the Ratmalana Economic Centre unloading section.

SP Gunasekera said six employees-including the two, who stole the two cocaine packets-and the driver of the container had been taken into custody.

Meanwhile, SP Gunasekera said investigations were still in preliminary stages and therefore the Police are probing the matter to find the country from where the sugar was imported and the importer’s information to trace the network.

The sugar container was reportedly imported by a private importer for Lanka Sathosa. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

 

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  • DamithW Thursday, 20 July 2017 01:03 PM

    Only DEATH Penalty can Solve this Problem.. Not Yahapalanya . Yahapalanaya is good when the country has No Problems...

    Ranga Thursday, 20 July 2017 01:07 PM

    Police should disclose the names of these illicit so called traders/businessman

    Saman Thursday, 20 July 2017 01:10 PM

    The billion rupee question is, where are the tons of drugs seized by the police over the years?

    yahiya Thursday, 20 July 2017 01:10 PM

    Some time importer

    Sofia Thursday, 20 July 2017 01:40 PM

    As expected the poor labourers and driver arrested. Accepted the two who tried to steal taken in, but the others were just bystanders. The mastermind will get off and the lower down persons will be scapegoats and who knows what happens in the end to the cocaine - never divulged to the public.

    JIM Thursday, 20 July 2017 02:14 PM

    What a blow !!!!


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