202,777 drug related arrests since 2010


 Chief Government Whip Minister Gayantha Karunathilake yesterday told Parliament that 202,777 persons had been taken into custody since 2010 up to now for the offences related to Kerala ganja, heroin and cocaine.

Responding to a question raised by JVP Kalutara District MP Dr Nalinda Jayatissa, Minister Karunathilake said that 4,399 kilos of kerala ganja, 1,631 kilos of heroin and 1,913 kilos of cocaine had been seized during the last seven ears.

Among the persons found guilty of drug trafficking there were 230 foreigners during the period under discussion, he said.

The Minister said contraband seized had been sent to the Government Analyst’s Department to be then referred to the courts to obtain judicial orders to destroy them, the minister said. (SI)

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