Video: Is Sri Lanka a central point in International Drug Smuggling - investigations commence
The police states that investigations are underway to determine whether Sri Lanka is being used as an exchange point in international drug smuggling.
However speaking at a press conference held in Colombo this afternoon Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana stated that the drug smuggling operations across the country has been crippled.
Elaborating further Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana stated that the suspects nabbed during the raid that netted 10 kilograms of Heroin in Hikkaduwa can be considered the chief suspects in the drug smuggling that occurs in Sri Lanka.
Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana stated that this haul of Heroin was the largest cache of drugs confiscated in the southern part of the country.
Information regarding this cache of drugs was revealed by a Liberian national who was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport with a haul of drugs.
The police media spokesperson also stated that the arrested Liberian national is a top link in drug smuggling.
Meanwhile, since the 1st of January of 2011, 385 kilograms of Heroin and 176 thousand kilograms of marijuana have been confiscated by the police.
Speaking further SSP Ajith Rohana stated that 148 thousand individuals have been arrested since 2011.
However, the police headquarters have introduced two telephone numbers the public can utilize to provide information regarding drugs such as Heroin.
Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana stated that the public can provide information on such drugs using 0112 343333 or 0112 343334.
Speaking at the press conference held in Colombo this afternoon Police Media Spokesperson stated that rewards will be given to those who provide correct information.