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Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 12:52
Cocaine with face value of 3.2 billion rupees seized from Rathmalana; 7 arrested
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Police say the face value of the 218kg stock of cocaine recovered inside a container at Ratmalana Economic Center yesterday, exceeds 3.2 billion rupees.

The stock, specifically weighed at 218 kilograms and 600 grams.

It had been concealed in container of sugar imported by a private company for Sathosa .

The stock was seized yesterday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Sathosa convened a media conference this morning to make a statement with regards to the incident.

Sathosa Chairman T.M.D.K. Tennakoon said a tender to import sugar for Sathosa had been given to a company called Ranjitha Parcels.

Addressing a media conference being held in Colombo at this time,  police media spokesman SP Ruwan Gunesekera said that 7 suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.

The Container driver and 6 labourers attached to the economic center are amongst those arrested.

SP Gunesekera said that an ongoing investigation is being carried out to locate and arrest the main suspects thought to have been involved in the smuggling operation.

Secretary of the sugar importers association Hemaka Fernando was also present at the media conference convened by Sathosa.

He said that the container which was used to import the sugar was brought to Sri Lanka in November last year.

He said the stock of cocaine could have been seized at Customs had the container been thoroughly checked.

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