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Eight including Excise officials arrested for Kerala Ganja trafficking

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Colombo, April 1 (Daily Mirror) - Eight suspects, including four Excise officials were arrested by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) for allegedly transporting 45 kilograms of Kerala Ganja in a cab belonging to the Excise Office.

Police said an Excise Inspector, an Excise Sergeant, an Excise driver and an assistant attached to an Excise office in Colombo were among those arrested.

The other suspects are residents of Negombo and Chilaw areas.

It has been revealed that they have been involved in Kerala ganja trafficking for a long time.

PNB officials arrested the suspects based on information that a cab belonging to the Excise Department was smuggling Kerala ganja.

Meanwhile, State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that the four officers arrested with a quantity of Kerala Ganja have been suspended from the service.

The minister has ordered a special investigation into the incident and all officers of the Drug Prevention Bureau attached to the Excise Department have been instructed to transfer.


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  • Gabriella Monday, 01 April 2024 10:46 PM

    Apparently the taxpayer, paid for the petrol.

    SACK THE LOT WHY TRANSFER? Monday, 01 April 2024 11:31 PM

    PUBLIC SERVANTS TRYING TO OUTDO SOME OF THE POLITICIANS." IF WE CANNOT BEAT THEM LETS JOIN THEM" IN CORRUPTION. WHAT WERE THE DRUG PREVENTION OFFICERS DOING, TURNING A BLIND EYE?

    Ram Tuesday, 02 April 2024 02:26 AM

    This is an open and shut case. have them charged and give the maximum punishment.

    joshua Tuesday, 02 April 2024 09:18 AM

    rotting from the head. Thanks to the politicians who introduced mass robberies in to the country including money laundering.

    Nakipalan Holandem Tuesday, 02 April 2024 09:20 AM

    How about some sitting Pin Padi members? No one goes after them!

    Okkoma horu Tuesday, 02 April 2024 09:21 AM

    Excise dept is the most corrupt departments in the country. Their mind set is trained to collect grafts. The top officers in the excise knows about this because they all rose from lower ranks and turns a blind eye

    Supun Tuesday, 02 April 2024 09:38 AM

    Sack them all and cancel any entitlements to a Govt. pension.

    Ama Tuesday, 02 April 2024 10:04 AM

    Discipline among the people is deteriorating. People think that IF POLITICIANS INVOLVE IN CORRUPTION, then why can't we do the same to earn extra money?

    Ravana Tuesday, 02 April 2024 10:05 AM

    Transferred. Transferred to where? We know we'll be hauled off to the jail when it comes citizens but the officers and others are transferred to offices.


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