430kgs of heroin worth Rs.5.16 billion seized in 2018

December 6, 2018

The Police says 430 kilograms of heroin has been seized in the island since January 2018.

Police Media Spokesman Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara speaking at a media breifing said the stock of heroin was valued at Rs.5.16 billion.

SP Gunasekara said 37,304 suspects have been arrested for the possession of heroin over the past 11 months.

The Police Media Spokesman added that 96 persons have been sentenced to death after being found guilty on charges of possession of dangerous narcotics between 2008 and 2018.