From 2010 to 2018: Over 200,000 people nabbed with drugs

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Life-1-17By Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera 

It was revealed yesterday that 202,777 locals and 230 foreigners have been taken into custody with drugs such as heroin, Kerala ganja and cocaine from 2010 to September 20 this year. Chief Government Whip Gayantha Karunathilaka told Parliament that 4,399kgs of heroin, 1,631kgs of Kerala ganja and 1,913kgs of cocaine had been taken into custody between this period. 

He said this in response to a question raised by JVP MP Nalinda Jayatissa on the quantity of drugs taken into custody during the said period of time. He also stated that the seized drugs were destroyed in the presence of the magistrate on a court order.