Over 15 mn Tramadol pills found in container

A stock of over 15 million high-dose Tramadol pills was detected by the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) Officers packed in a container, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

He said the PNB had detected the contraband when they searched a container following a tip-off received by the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) officers, together with the Customs officers.

The Tramadol pills weighing 225 milligrams dosage each was packed in 585 boxes totaling 15,050,170 pills, according to the police. Information received so far suggested that the container was headed to Libya from India via the Colombo Harbour.

Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara Speaking to the Daily News said the value of the stock of Tramadol is estimated to be over Rs.1.5 billion (Rs. 1,500 million). He said the total weight of the contraband is around 6,000 kg.

The container load of Tramadol pills is currently in the custody of the Customs while the PNB is conducting further investigations.

However, no suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made so far.

 

 

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