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Friday, 09 December 2016 - 19:08
800 kilo grams of Cocaine worth 12 billion rupees found at the Colombo port
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Cocaine with a face value of 12 billion rupees was seized from a vessel docked at the Colombo Port today.

Police said this is the highest amount of narcotics ever seized by authorities in the South Asian region.

Addressing a media conference held in Colombo today, DIG Ajith Rohana said that the weight of the seized stock of Cocaine is 800 kilo grams.

The particular vessel which began its journey from Ecuador on October 12 had travelled past Belgium, India, and Saudi Arabia before it reached to Colombo yesterday.

The cocaine was seized after the intelligence Unit of the Police Narcotic Bureau received a tip-off that Cocaine is concealed in one of the containers.

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