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Nearly 930 kilograms of cocaine seized in Sri Lanka will be destroyed in public this month, Special Task Force (STF) Commandant Senior DIG M.R. Lateef said yesterday.

He said President Maithripala Sirisena had directed that they be destroyed and would be done so in public on the instructions of the Attorney General.

The DIG said another stock of cocaine weighing more than 1,200 kilos, which were held as court productions would also be destroyed on or before December this year.

He said it was a common practice to store the seized narcotic drugs until court proceedings were completed. “The government analyst has removed samples from the 1,200 kilos of cocaine and we will destroy them publicly based on a court order,” the DIG said.

According to the Police Narcotic Bureau 1,486 kilograms cocaine were seized last year and six Sri Lankans and 13 foreigners arrested in this connection.

The largest detection of narcotics last year was that of the 301 kg seized in July and the 928 kg seized in December. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • LAL PERERA Wednesday, 04 October 2017 08:55 AM

    QUOTE.....would also be destroyed on or before December this year..........QUOTE......The trials will be held from March 19 onwards.U N MI......what a collection there must be accumulated over the years.....delay.....delay.....just like the trials now,,,,,, the December in the year 2025

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 04 October 2017 09:29 AM

    Only 930 kg ? What has happened to the container loads of the stuff captured over the past two and half years ? Has it vanished into thin air ? Just an eye wash.

    Gemba Wednesday, 04 October 2017 11:14 AM

    And who will certify that what is being destroyed is actually the seized cocaine and not 'paan piti'?

    Asoka Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:46 PM

    Yes...everything is possible in sri lanka

    ceylon Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:50 PM

    end of the year.ha ha ha.because keeping in moon and takes three months to bring back . via DM Android App

    Park Wednesday, 04 October 2017 05:36 PM

    This shows how inefficient Sri Lankan Police service is. They have not caught the kingpin of this imports? Why?

    Mason Wednesday, 04 October 2017 06:13 PM

    There appears no reason to wait until year end, unless discussions are being held to make "sales". Destroy the Cocaine immediately, NOW.

    ceylon Wednesday, 04 October 2017 08:10 PM

    how many criminals hanged for brought these poisons and poisoned the children and people . via DM Android App


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