The Illegal Assets and Property Investigation Division has commenced a probe over 1100 persons who obtained money through illegal means.
Police Media Spokesman Senior DIG Ajith Rohana said investigations are underway into 325 cases of earnings allegedly obtained through drug trafficking.
He also said investigations are underway against the suspects under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
The Senior DIG commented that police will investigate suspects found guilty of drug related crimes, and seize their assets if found to be obtained illegally, in a bid to prevent money laundering.
Ajith Rohana said the Illegal Assets and Property Investigation Division was initiated 7 months ago and will continue to crack down on drug related crimes.
He revealed that illegally obtained lands worth Rs. 780 million have been seized by the Unit.
Senior DIG Ajith Rohana said legal action will be taken against an individual arrested for the possession of narcotics, under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance.