Tue, 30 Nov 2021 Today's Paper

Cocaine seized in Kelaniya

9 November 2016 09:25 pm - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Thirty one kilograms of cocaine, valued at Rs.500 million, were seized by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) officials from a warehouse in Pethiyagoda, Kelaniya this evening.

The cocaine was found inside a sugar container which had arrived from Brazil. The detection was made following information received.

Police spokesman SSP Priyantha Jayakody said the there was a developing trend of cocaine consumption in the country because of recent illegal cocaine imports.

Further investigations are being conducted by the PNB. According to Customs Dept. sources, the cocaine was detected when it was being prepared for transport to Kandy.

In July this year, the largest haul ever of cocaine, weighing 274 kilograms and valued at around Rs. 4.1 billion, was detected by the PNB. That haul was also found in a container of sugar brought from Brazil and lying at the Peliyagoda container yard, police said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

  Comments - 1

  • sobers Thursday, 10 November 2016 06:12 PM

    Detection is fine,reveal the names of the suspects, importers of sugar etc...


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment





Focus on Laggala Gem mining big shots bigger than the law

The truth is now being uncovered regarding an illegal mining racket in state

How and why the TNA was formed twenty years ago

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is now twenty years of age. The premier pol

India lays emphasis on culture diplomacy with Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to inaugurate the Kushinagar Inter

Bittersweet memories of a ‘City that never slept’

At the heart of Eastern Province lies a now abandoned ghost town punctuated w