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95,000 suspects arrested in relation to drugs and cannabis in 2018

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By ITN News Editor February 8, 2019 19:00

95,000 suspects arrested in relation to drugs and cannabis in 2018

Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara has said that more than 95,000 suspects were taken into custody in relation to drugs and Cannabis in 2018. The Police Media Spokesman made this revelation at a news conference held in Colombo today.

SP Ruwan Gunasekera said that 738 kilogrammes of heroin had been seized in the year 2018.  40,986 suspects were also arrested. He said that it was in 2018 December that more than 270 kilogrammes of heroin was seized in the Attitidya area.  He said that this was the highest haul that was taken into custody in the island. Also in the first few days of December in the year 2018, more than 230 kilogrammes of heroin was taken into custody from the coast in Beruwala. He said that this was the third highest haul of heroin seized in the island.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 8, 2019 19:00

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