17 further remanded over drug rackets

2021-02-23 at 13:50

17 suspects, including 13 officers attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau, who were arrested on charges of re-selling seized narcotics to racketeers, have been further remanded.

The group was further remanded till the 9th of March by the Colombo Chief Magistrate, Buddhika Sri Ragala.

NewsRadio court correspondent said the Magistrate granted permission to record confidential statements from the 16th and the 17th suspects in the case.

Several officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau were arrested, detained, questioned and subsequently remanded for selling a stock of confiscated narcotics to drug racketeers and for assisting them in transporting narcotics.

Investigations into the incident are being carried out by the Criminal Investigations Department.