IGP Mahinda Balasuriya has said that operations launched against narcotics during the last one and a half month period were a success.
He revealed that 16 thousand 111 raids had been conducted and narcotics such as heroin, cannabis and Babul were seized. 16 thousand and 41 suspects have been remanded. It is planned to file 670 cases in the High Court. 1103 raids on illegal breweries were conducted from the 15th of last month. 311 thousand litres of hooch was seized. He said they will continue to carry out these raids.
The Police Chief was addressing a news briefing at the Police Headquarters. Details were given on the progress of raids conducted by the Police Department island-wide against narcotics and crimes.