IGP received tip-off: POLICE

Published : 9:05 am  July 21, 2017 | No comments so far |  | 

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By Thilanka Kanakarathna and H. M. Dharmapala
Seven suspects have been arrested by the Mount-Lavinia Police in connection with the detection of cocaine weighing 218 kg worth over Rs. 3.2 billion concealed in a sugar container at the Ratmalana Economic Centre yesterday, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.  

198 packets of Cocaine packed in ten travelling bags were found following a tip off received by IGP Pujith Jayasundara

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He said 198 packets of Cocaine packed in ten travelling bags were found following a tip off received by IGP Pujith Jayasundara.  
He said one travelling bag were opened when the police arrived at the scene and two packets of Cocaine were later found in the possession of two employees attached to the Ratmalana Economic Centre unloading section.  
SP Gunasekera said six employees-including the two, who stole the two cocaine packets-and the driver of the container had been taken 
into custody.  


Meanwhile, SP Gunasekera said investigations were still in the preliminary stages and therefore the Police were probing the matter to find the country from which the sugar was imported and the importer’s information to trace the network.  


The sugar container was reportedly imported by a private sugar importer for Lanka Sathosa.   


Meanwhile, SP Gunasekara said a special operation was underway to bring down the cocaine network to the country under the instructions of the IGP Jayasundara and Senior DIG Nandana Munasinghe by the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) and several other police teams. 

 

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