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Huge haul of cocaine destroyed

Sirisena inspecting the destruction of billions of rupees worth of Cocaine seized by the Navy and STF

A 769kg haul of cocaine was destroyed in a warehouse in Kelaniya earlier today (1 April), under the supervision Magistrates and witnessed by President Maithripala Sirisena.

According to the President’s Media Unit, the haul comprised cocaine taken into police custody in multiple raids in the recent past and had undergone the judicial process to its completion. The drugs were destroyed at the Suraweera Warehouse in Muguruwela, Kelaniya, to international standards and specifications.

The Colombo Chief Magistrate, the Mount Lavinia Chief Magistrate and officials from the Police Narcotics Bureau, the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board and the Government Analyst’s Department were also present at the occasion.