Narcotic drugs worth millions of rupees have been recovered from several areas in the country.
The Colombo Anti-narcotics Division has been able to seize large amounts of heroine and hashish in raids conducted in Mt. Lavinia, Puttalam and Wellampitiya areas. Two persons were arrested with a stock of heroine worth three million rupees and 12 kilograms of hashish worth more than five million rupees in Puttalam area. One kilogram of heroine was seized in the Mt. Lavinia while 750 grams of hashish was seized in Wellampitiya. One suspect was taken into custody.