Sri Lankan Police Arrested 217 Drug Suspects

Sri Lankan Police Arrested 217 Drug Suspects

COLOMBO, Dec 31 (NNN-XINHUA) – Sri Lankan police arrested 217 suspects with narcotics, within 500 metres of selected schools, in a special operation, police said in a press release, yesterday.

Police said that, between Dec 18 and Dec 25, they educated workers and owners of business establishments where students congregate, about the importance of creating a drug-free environment for children.

The establishments were located in 45 police divisions, where drug use is prevalent, with 30,000 workers and owners having been educated, police said.

Based on information police received from the workers, 217 suspects were arrested with large quantities of drugs.

Meanwhile, the police are carrying out a countrywide operation, aimed at eradicating drugs and organised crimes.


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