300 kilos of heroin seized in Colombo

  • Mon,25 Feb 2019 02:06:11 PM

British Asia News Network- AD

Colombo, Feb 25: Police have seized nearly 300 kilograms of heroin valuing USD 17 million, the countrys biggest catch of narcotic. Anti-narcotics agents and police Special Task Force conducte raid on Sunday on a mall car park in the capital Colombo.

"The heroin was packed in 272 plastic bags and ready for distribution," Gunasekera said. "We are now investigating how this consignment got into the country."

The haul weighed 294.4 kilos and had a value of about USD17 million.

In 2013, police seized 260 kilos of heroin brought into the country hidden inside tractors imported from Pakistan.

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