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Narcotic raids continue – 280 kilograms of narcotics seized in two months

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 27, 2018 18:58

Narcotic raids continue – 280 kilograms of narcotics seized in two months

President Maithripala Sirisena has advised the relevant authorities to further strengthen the programme concerning raids related to narcotics that would save the future generation from the drugs menace.
Two months have passed since the President brought the Police Department under the purview of the State Ministry of Defence. During this period raids related to illegal drugs have been further strengthened and according to the Presidential Media Division an outstanding progress is being witnessed in this respect. Accordingly 280 kilogrammes of heroin has been seized during this period. 15,532 suspects have been arrested and indicted.
A broad-based programme is in place on behalf of the control and prevention of narcotics under the guidance of the President. The President is frequently reviewing the progress of this work. The President’s aspiration is to take all initiatives necessary to crackdown on narcotics sans leaving any room for trafficking.
The Presidential Media Division said that accordingly on the instructions of the President, relevant laws are being drafted to vest powers needed for the efficient and strict enforcement of the law in this regard with the related institutions and officials.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 27, 2018 18:58

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