12,313 successful raids from 1 January-30 May – Excise Dept

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Commissioner of Excise, Law Enforcement and Excise Media Spokesperson of Excise Department Kapila Kumarasinghe yesterday (4) said, that the Department successfully carried out 12,313 raids all over the country from 1 January to 30 May 2022.

Kumarasinghe went on to say that the value of court productions seized during the raids have exceeded Rs 200 million. These raids were carried out by Excise Narcotic Bureaus from 67 excise stations and five operation units functioning all over the country.

He said, 10,077 raids were carried out under the Excise Ordinance Act, while conducting 1,876 raids under the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance and Narcotic Psychotropic Convention Act and 360 under Tobacco Tax Act and National Authority on Tobacco and Liquor Act.

Kumarasinghe added that 10,432 individuals were arrested during the raids.

By Naalir Jamaldeen