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Clubbing pills worth Rs.20 mn seized

A stock of popular party drug Crystal meth also known as Ice was seized by the officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau at the Bandaranaike International Airport unit yesterday.

The officers arrested a 21-year-old Nigerian female along with 2.28 kilograms of the drug hidden in a false bottom of her travelling bag.

The arrest was made when the female was attempting to enter the country the Police said.

“The haul of Methamphetamine has been valued at Rs.20 Million,” Police Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said adding that the Police will seek for detention orders after presenting the suspect to the Minuwangoda Magistrates Court.

Crystal meth is considered as one of the most popular party drugs in the West. It is said to be highly addictive while negatively affecting the central nervous system. Long-term use of the drug can cause permanent damage to blood vessels of heart and brain, high blood pressure leading to heart attacks, strokes and even death. ​