ICE Worth Over Rs 1B Seized

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Apr 13 2021
News ICE Worth Over Rs 1B Seized

By Sandeep Tissaaratchy and  Keerthi Mendis

The Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) seized 113 kilograms of a synthetic drug called Crystal Methamphetamine, aka ICE, while conducting two special anti-narcotic operations.  

As a result of investigations conducted on a stock of ICE seized in Ja-Ela a few days ago, the PNB officials were able to seize another stock of 100kg of ICE in Sapugaskanda.

The Police seized 13 kilograms of ICE on 11 April and arrested six suspects in connection to the racket. When Police conducted further investigations it was revealed that among the arrested suspects, four of the individuals...

...belonged to the same family. The mother, father and two children, along with the other two suspects, were taken to the PNB for further investigations, DIG Rohana said.

It has been revealed that the drugs were brought from another country to Sri Lanka and the suspects planned to sell the drugs during the New Year.

The other two suspects who are under Police Custody were interrogated by the PNB in order to identify how the suspects received the drugs and how the drugs were transported to Ja-Ela. 

Following lengthy interrogations of the arrestees, the PNB conducted another raid in Sapugaskanda yesterday (12), and recovered 91 parcels which contained over 100 Kg of Ice.

The Police took five more individuals into custody and they along with the recovered drugs were taken to the PNB headquarters for further investigations.

DIG Rohana added that recent raids conducted by the Police to seize heroin have shown that there is a dearth of that narcotic in the market, which has resulted in the increased supply of ICE.  

The PNB will be conducting special anti-narcotic operations in order to prevent the increase of ICE being supplied to the market.

Meanwhile, a Galgamuwa Police Officer inspected a car during a road block and discovered four kilograms of Cannabis Sativa hidden in the vehicle. 

The Police seized the vehicle, and DIG Rohana added that the couple who owned the vehicle were taken into Police custody.

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Apr 13 2021

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