A stock of more than 15 million high-dose Tramadol pills was nabbed yesterday at the Sri Lanka harbour by the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) Officers, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.
He said the contraband was found in a container following a tip-off to the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) officers.
The raid was conducted with the support of the customs officers, he said.
“Each pill contains 225 milligrams dosage of Tramadol which is higher than the dosage recommended by physicians,” SP Gunasekera said.
He said during the raid, PNB officers found 150,50170 pills packed in 585 boxes.
The container was raided on transhipment to Libya from its manufactured country India, via the Colombo Harbour.
The PNB is conducting further investigations, but no suspects had been arrested yet, he said.
Meanwhile, a Customs official said the container had been taken under PNB custody during the transhipment and it was suspicious to say that the Tramadol pills must have been imported to the country as an alternative to heroin. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
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Comments - 6
jayantha Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:41 PM
Its not a severe turmoil drug , its not declared on custom paper for clearance
Jerome Thursday, 06 September 2018 01:50 PM
Is it a measure to reduce tge cost of living?
Rasheed Friday, 07 September 2018 01:38 PM
Surprise, they still not arrested anybody, are they waiting to finish the deal. There should be some documentation for this container.
De silva Friday, 07 September 2018 02:55 PM
It is strange the container should have a consigned and a shipperEven if bogus addresses there must an addressThey should start from thereClearing agents. Bills of lading all these should lead to someoneWe feel someone is trying to hide the namesJustice must be same to alln
dickie bird Friday, 07 September 2018 07:27 PM
De Silva... You are spot on. This where the hitch lies for our investigators. Tramadol - X22 for all Yahapalanaya ills.This is ECTA ???????????? Harsha???????????
Buddhist Friday, 07 September 2018 07:33 PM
Is the police so inefficient as to not take into custody those who were involved in this import? I think its time IGP resigns.
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