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Narcotics under Police custody will be destroyed before the public: Sagala Ratnayake


Law, Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake pledged to destroy all narcotics under custody before the public today.  

The Minister said that ‘narcotics such as heroin, illicit cigars, alcohol and ganja worth Rs. 375,506,863.72 have been taken into custody by the Police Special Task Force and Police Narcotics Division from January 1, 2017 to December 27, 2017'.

Breaking down the value of each narcotic, the Minister said, 'heroin worth Rs. 136,119,250, illicit cigars worth Rs.35,330,800 , alcohol worth Rs. 90,199,732 and ganja worth Rs. 113,857,081.72 have been taken into custody last year'.