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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 21:48
Update : Investigations with regard to a variety of areca nut and Tobacco that intoxicates school children
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An investigation has by now been launched with regard to a variety of ariconut and tobacco suspected to be used for intoxicating schoolchildren.

The Consumer Affairs Authority apprehended a person near a school in the Malabe town  yesterday having in his possession 50 packets containing a substance called ‘Maavan’ sold as a narcotic targeting at schoolchildren.

The Consumer Affairs Authority apprehended a person near a school in the Malabe town yesterday having in his possession 50 packets containing a substance called ‘Maavan’ sold as a narcotic aimed at schoolchildren.

Update : Thursday, 16 July 2015 - 8:53
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Person arrested with 50 packets of intoxicants

The Consumers Protection Authority has taken into custody a person with 50 packets of intoxicant in his possession near a school in Malambe town. 

The suspect was arrested on a tip-off given by several parents.

It is revealed by now that this particular intoxicant is targeted school children. 

Several school students found to be intoxicated inside their classroom recently, and investigations into the incident have proved that the particular drug is targeting school children.

Consumer Protection Authority Director General J.M.A. Douglas said that the raid was carried out subsequently to arrest the suspects.

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