Police say narcotic stocks worth nearly Rs. 9 billion have been seized during raids carried out in 2021.
Police Media Spokesman Senior DIG Ajith Rohana said nearly 473kg of heroin were seized by authorities during various operations around the country, while 12,890 suspects were also arrested in connection to drug rackets.
Police also revealed that 300kg of Methamphetamine or ICE were also seized during the year. 1,457 suspects have been apprehended during the raids.
Accordingly, nearly 15,000 suspects have been arrested during drug raids carried out in Sri Lanka in 2021.
Police Media Spokesman Senior DIG Ajith Rohana revealed that 3,485 kg of cannabis were also seized by authorities, while 8,509 suspects were arrested for operating such rackets so far this year.