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PNB to publicly destroy over 900 kg of cocaine

The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) is scheduled to publicly destroy over 900 kg of cocaine seized by them during previous raids, in Katunayake on Monday.

The Cocaine will be destroyed at 10.00 am.

Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said measures would be taken to destroy seized drugs publicly.

The Police Special Task Force (STF), Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB), and Organized Crimes Prevention Division (OCPD), had seized heroin, illegal cigarettes, liquor, and cannabis worth Rs. 37.55 billion during last year.

The Police Narcotics Bureau had seized 220kg and 650g of cocaine worth over Rs 4.4 million during 2017, while 29 arrests had been made during the same period.