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Monday, 15 January 2018 - 9:08
Update: Process to destroy cocaine haul begins
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Destroying of 928 kg of cocaine seized by Police Narcotics Bureau, commenced in Katunayaka.

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are attending the event.


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Over 900 kg of cocaine to be destroyed

Over 900 kg of cocaine is to be destroyed today (Jan. 15) under the supervision of the Colombo Chief Magistrate in Katunayake.
 
The cocaine haul will be diluted, in public view, at the Katunayaka Board of Investment premises, and will then be burnt in Puttalam.
 
President Maithripala Sirisena will also be present to observe the procedure.
 
This is the first time that a haul of drugs that has been seized is to be destroyed in full view of the general public.
 
The Police Narcotics Bureau apprehended this haul of narcotics following a tip-off, which was concealed in a container on board the vessel, M.S.C. Pablo which had arrived in the Colombo harbor from Ecuador on its way to Belgium.
 
The ship had also been scheduled to dock at India’s Munra harbour.
 
The cocaine haul was seized during a raid on 9th of December 2016.
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