Luxury cars, vehicles, communication systems recovered: Breakthrough in Narcotics Probe of top cops
By Chamara Amarasuriya
The CID and a few other Police teams yesterday took into custody 10 vehicles that had been allegedly used islandwide by a narcotics network.
This incident comes in the wake of top officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB), being charged with maintaining close links with major drug peddlers.
The CID took into custody two luxury vans hidden in the Karandeniya area and had allegedly been used by two Police Sergeants who are presently in CID custody.
The officers attached to the PNB had a few days earlier taken into custody a car that had been used by a suspect Sub Inspector of Police engaged in the illegal drug racket.
Furthermore, the Minuwangoda Police had taken into custody, a jeep, two vans, a car, a lorry, a three-wheeler, and a motorcycle that had been used to carry out illegal drug racketing by the suspects. Rs 940,000, a knife, four credit cards and a global positioning system, were recovered by Police from the Minuwangoda house of the suspect Sub Inspector.
The CID has begun investigations into the illegal drug racket, based on information supplied to them by officers from the PNB.