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Police to publicly destroy 900 kg of cocaine


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The Police have scheduled to publicly destroy 900 kg of cocaine seized by the Police Narcotics Bureau at various occasions.

The stock of cocaine will be destroyed on 15 January at 10.00 a.m. in Katunayake, the Police Headquarters said in a release. The media is invited to cover the event.

Sri Lanka’s Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake earlier this month said measures would be taken to formulate the legal provisions necessary to publicly destroy the consignments of narcotics seized during raids.

According to the police records, the Police Narcotics Bureau had seized 220 kg and 650 g of cocaine worth over Rs. 4.4 million during 2017, while 29 arrests had been made during the same period.


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