COLOMBO (NewsRadio); A total of 285 individuals including drug traffickers and addicts have been arrested during a special seven-hour operation today.
Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo, Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said the joint operation was carried out by the Police Special Task Force, Sri Lanka Police, Army, and the Air Force along with intelligence units.
The operation was conducted between 5am and noon today on the directives of the Minister of Public Security.
He said during the operation around 1kg of heroin and 1kg of marijuana were also seized.
SSP Nihal Thalduwa added cases will be filed against the individuals by respective Police stations.
He also said similar raids will be conducted in the future as well.