Price of heroin on rise, addicts move to marijuana | Daily News


CID finds Rs. 2,600 million in 102 bank accounts :

Price of heroin on rise, addicts move to marijuana

Ongoing investigations by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have revealed that there are 102 bank accounts with over Rs. 2,600 million earned by drug trafficking by organised criminal groups.

Speaking at a media briefing, Police Media Spokesperson SSP Jaliya Senarathne said that the investigations have revealed that funds were also channelled from drug traffickers who were living overseas to those here.

He warned the public to be vigilant in financial scams. He said that several incidents have been reported where individuals were scammed into believing that they have won a lottery. He also added that complaints have been made where dubious agents have promised to send people for work overseas and had taken money in exchange.

He fsaid that due to police continued crackdown on drug busts, the street price of heroin has increased threefold during the last few months. “We have seen more people moving to cannabis because of the unavailability and the high price of heroin,” he said.

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