STF Arrests Over 2,000 Suspects in Islandwide Drug Crackdown
In a concerted effort to combat the drug menace in Sri Lanka, the Police Special Task Force (STF) conducted an islandwide special operation resulting in the arrest of 2,296 suspects within the last 24 hours, as confirmed by the Ministry of Public Security.
The operation, spanning the past weekend, saw a total of over 6,000 suspects apprehended. Notably, the STF seized significant quantities of narcotics, including 1.1 kilos of heroin, 648 grams of ICE, 126,060 cannabis plants, and 19,507 narcotic pills.
Additionally, the STF seized eight vehicles valued at nearly Rs. 68 million, believed to be owned by drug dealers, as part of the crackdown.
These widespread operations signify a proactive approach by law enforcement agencies to curb the proliferation of drugs across the nation. The concerted efforts aim to address the pressing issue of drug trafficking and its associated criminal activities within Sri Lanka.