91 kilos of cocaine worth Rs. 2.5 billion, concealed in a sugar container, seized
The largest haul of Cocaine ever seized in the country was discovered from Orugodawatta Container Yard today.
The haul of narcotic had been smuggled to the country by shrewdly concealed in a container of sugar.
The weight of the cocaine haul is 91.3 kg and the stock is worth over Rs. 2.5 billion.
The drugs were seized in a raid conducted by the Special Narcotic Raid Unit of the Ministry of Finance.
A merchant from Colombo 11 has imported the container of sugar in which the stock of cocaine was concealed.
The same merchant has imported sugar to this country for the last 25 years.
Following the raid, President Maithripala Sirisena and Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake visited the Orugodawatta Container Terminal Yard to inspect the seized haul of cocaine this afternoon.