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Rs.6,000 mn worth drug seizure at sea:

PNB permitted to detain and interrogate 28 suspects

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday permitted the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) to detain and interrogate 28 suspects including several foreigners arrested along with the haul of 400kg heroine and 100 kgs of ‘Ice’ (Methamphetamine), for five days.

The value of the drugs seized from the suspects is estimated at Rs.6,000 million.

The PNB informed court that this detection was the biggest haul of narcotics seized in an operation at sea. The PNB further pointed out that the suspects were arrested along with the haul of 400 kgs heroin and 100 kgs ‘Ice’ (Methamphetamine) worth around Rs.6 billion in the deep seas about 600 nautical miles off the Sri Lankan shores.

The Magistrate ordered the PNB to produce the suspects before court on March 11.

 


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