Operation ‘Yukthiya’: 625 more suspects arrested

Operation ‘Yukthiya’: 625 more suspects arrested

February 12, 2024   10:56 am

Another 625 suspects have been arrested by Sri Lanka’s police and security forces personnel within 24 hours which ended at 12.30 a.m. today (12 Feb.), as part of the ongoing countrywide anti-drug operation ‘Yukthiya’.

According to the Ministry of Public Security, 545 of the 625 suspects had been arrested over drug-related charges, while the other 80 suspects have been identified as wanted criminal listed in various police crime divisions.

Among the relevant 80 arrestees are 3 suspects who had open warrants against them over narcotics-related charges and 74 others who had open warrants against them over non-drug related charges.

The narcotics taken into custody during this period include 160g of heroin, 152g of crystal methamphetamine (Ice), 10kg 745g of cannabis and 683 narcotic pills.

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