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Incinerator to destroy seized drugs to be opened next month: Wijeyadasa

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Parliament, April 24 (Daily Mirror)- The incinerator built in Wanathavilluwa for the purpose of destroying narcotic drugs produced before courts will be opened next month, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said today.

He told Parliament that some 300 kilograms of heroin produced before courts will be destroyed on the first day.

The Minister said this when the regulations under the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance were taken up for approval in Parliament.

He said under the new regulations, the magistrate can order the seized drugs to be destroyed after obtaining a sample of the stock and other required evidence before concluding the case.

“The drugs will be destroyed under a proper procedure with the participation of the magistrate, the police, the Attorney General’s Department and the Government Analyst's Department,” he said.

He said after the opening of the incinerator, steps will be taken to destroy the seized drugs once a month.


  Comments - 14

  • Tuna Wednesday, 24 April 2024 03:35 PM

    You are most welcome to jump into the incinarator on it's opening ceremony. Don't worry. You will be remembered as one of the candidates for presidency who took an early exit.

    Robin Banks Wednesday, 24 April 2024 03:43 PM

    I am not sure about drugs but a whole lot of sensitive documents of corruption and other criminal activity by the ranil rajapaksa criminal syndicate will end up there.

    Farook Wednesday, 24 April 2024 03:55 PM

    How much of it will be siphoned off to the underworld for huge kickbacks? Recycling is big business!

    Gompatz Palansigam Wednesday, 24 April 2024 04:19 PM

    People will TRUST you from the back like RW

    KKK Thursday, 25 April 2024 12:24 PM

    There are thousands who trust

    Brains will work overtime Wednesday, 24 April 2024 04:48 PM

    How many patriotic people will have a heart attack at this news? Some guys may be already scheming to infiltrate into the system to make use of the procedure.

    Dave Wednesday, 24 April 2024 06:23 PM

    Great if name if drug dealers and qty is also listed and same way of destroying drugs, also list those who have been nabbed and period of punishment.

    WHAT A JOKE 300 KGS!! Wednesday, 24 April 2024 07:18 PM

    300 KGS OF HEROIN TO BE DISTROYED ON FIRST DAY? WHAT ABOUT ALL THE DRUGS THAT HAVE BEEN SEIZED ALL THESE PREVIOUS YEARS AND THE DRUGS SEIZED AFTER THE RECENT SET UP OF THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS THAT CLAIM WAY MORE DRUGS HAVE BEEN SEIZED? WHERE IS ALL THE REST COLLECTED THROUGH THE YEARS?

    CROW TURNS INTO A DOVE AND SOARS Thursday, 25 April 2024 08:10 AM

    FOOD FOR THOUGHT, WE DON'T HAVE TO THINK FAR TO GET THE ANSWER/S. JUST SHOWS THIS GUYS PUTS OUT AN ARTICLE AFTER WAKING UP FROM A COMA!! UNFORTUNATELY, MAJORITY OF US KNOW WHERE THE DRUGS WOULD HAVE ENDED UP. WHY ONLY TALK ABOUT THE RECENT 300?. COUNTRY NEEDS A COMPLETE CHANCE OF GOVERNMENT THE MAJORITY HAVE DECIDED TO FLY WITH THE CROW. A FOX IS CONSIDERED CUNNING UPTO A POINT, IN THIS CASE THE FOX HAS SAT ON HIS BRAIN/HALUCINATING AND THE CROW IS GATHERING SPEED AND MOMENTEM. THE FOX WANTS TO END HIS POLITICAL STINT IN OUR HISTORY BOOKS "WISHFUL THINKING".

    Sambo Wednesday, 24 April 2024 08:26 PM

    The drugs that are to be destroyed are probably years old. With the current technology drugs seized in high seas should be destroyed withing days if not it turns into wheat lower or saw dust.

    Smh Wednesday, 24 April 2024 08:59 PM

    Some drugs can't be burned as they will release highly toxic fumes. Also Marijuana is used for smoking so please don't put it in the incinerator!

    Buddhist Wednesday, 24 April 2024 11:44 PM

    Will they be truly destroying the drugs or cheap powder that looks like drugs?

    Cecil Hedwige Thursday, 25 April 2024 09:46 AM

    It will never happen.It will go back to the drug dealer and be distributed and sold among addicts.How many times have before these politicians said that they would destroy these drugs.

    OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLE THIS IS AN ELECTION THAT WILL GET RID OF CORRUPTION, BRING THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING THE COUNTRY DOWN AND MOVING ON Thursday, 25 April 2024 01:16 PM

    PEOPLE HAVE FINALLY OPENED THEIR EYES AND CANNOT BE FOOLED OR BRIBED INTO CASTING THEIR VOTES. OIL PALMING AND A BOTTLE OF ARRACK DAYS ARE GONE. THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO DISTROY DRUGS LEGAL OUTDATED/ AND OR ILLEGAL, THESE IDIOTS SAY THEY HAVE DISTROYED DRUGS ON MANY OCCASIONS HOW ARE THEY SUPPOSED TO HAVE DONE THIS? PASSED THEM ON TO THEIR STOOGES FOR DISPOSED BACK ON THE STREETS AND INTO THE HANDS OF DESPERATE PEOPLE TRYING TO EARN A FAST CUCK TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES AND OR THEIR ADDICTION!!


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