COLOMBO (NewsRadio); A total of 47 individuals have been arrested for the possession of narcotics during raids carried out adjacent to schools in the Western Province.
Police said a 17-year-old schoolboy was also among the individual arrested during raids yesterday.
Police conducted raids adjacent to 149 schools in the Western Province between 4.30am and 2.30pm.
Police said officers recovered heroin, ICE, cannabis and Mava during the raids.
Police said raids conducted to prevent drug circulation near schools will be continued.