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Island-wide operation nets 2,121 suspects in 24 hours

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Colombo, Dec 18 (Daily Mirror) - A total of 2,121 suspects were arrested within the last 24 hours during island-wide operations launched yesterday.

Police said that during this period, they recovered 2kgs and 232gms of heroin, 178kgs of cannabis, 769gms of Ice drugs, 35kgs of Ash, 626gms of Mawa, 30,550 cannabis plants, and 3,489 narcotic pills. The street value of the seized drugs is reportedly over Rs. 300 million.. 

Among the 2,121 suspects arrested during the operation, 12 suspects are being investigated under detention orders, while 116 of them are on the IRC list of the Police Narcotics Bureau.

Additionally, investigations into assets have been launched regarding 5 suspects, and 133 persons have been referred for rehabilitation.

The island-wide special operation was launched at 4 a.m. on Sunday on the directives of Acting Inspector General of Police Deshabandu Thennakoon.

The special island-wide operation aims to combat drug trafficking and organized crime. Covering 45 police divisions across the island, the initiative involves coordinated efforts from the Police, Special Task Force (STF), and the armed forces.

Police said that Deputy Inspectors General of Police in charge of all nine provinces are overseeing and coordinating the this extensive operation.

  Comments - 9

  • L Jaya Monday, 18 December 2023 09:19 AM

    A person involved in such activities ordering island wide search, what a joke

    Jude Monday, 18 December 2023 09:51 AM

    How many politicians you nab??? You got to catch the big fish!!

    Natalie Nanayaka Monday, 18 December 2023 10:09 AM

    Most of them are probably innocent citizens who oppose the corrupt politicians.

    Jagath Ekanaya Monday, 18 December 2023 10:13 AM

    Only those who didn't pay off politicians and police.

    Waco Monday, 18 December 2023 10:43 AM

    These two idiotic minister must be thinking people are fools. Now take action against the police for sleeping all these time. They are the custodians of the Law of the Land.

    Ram Monday, 18 December 2023 11:23 AM

    Did you raid the politician / well known western province drug kingpin in Negombo.

    Ram Monday, 18 December 2023 02:12 PM

    Deshabandu, Please understand that by doing good deeds you cannot wipe out your past sins. You must face charges for assaulting the Petitioner in the FR case where SC held against you

    Sambo Monday, 18 December 2023 08:19 PM

    A total public eye wash. The big fish are very safe and those are caught are with 10 to 25 milligrams. A laughing stock to the world.

    Talduwa Monday, 18 December 2023 09:27 PM


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