900 kg of cocaine is to be destroyed on Monday
The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) is scheduled to publicly destroy over 900 kilograms of cocaine in Katunayake at 10 a.m. on Monday, which were seized during previous raids.
Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said earlier this month that measures will be taken to destroy seized narcotics publicly.
The Police Special Task Force (STF) the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) and Organized Crimes Prevention Division (OCPD), had seized heroin, illegal cigarettes, liquor and cannabis worth Rs. 37.55 billion during last year.
The Police Narcotics Bureau had seized 220kg and 650g of cocaine worth over Rs 4.4 million during 2017, while 29 arrests had been made during the same period.