President visits PNB to inspect Lanka’s largest ever heroin haul
Posted on February 24th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana

President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) today (24) to extend his tribute to the PNB and the Special Task Force (STF) officials for seizing the largest ever heroin haul in Sri Lanka.

The President, appreciating their service, said that constantly he will provide his fullest assistance as well as blessings at every time for this noble mission done for the benefit of the future generation of the country.

During this visit, the President observed the seized heroin stock.

The Police Special Task Force (STF) Commandant, Senior DIG M. R. Latheef, Senior Deputy Inspector General (SDIG) of Police, C.D. Wickramarathna and the PNB  Director Senior Superintendent of Police T.A.C Dhanapala were present on this occasion.

Later, the President made an observational tour of the PNB and inspected the information regarding past raids conducted by them.

One Response to “President visits PNB to inspect Lanka’s largest ever heroin haul”

  1. Dilrook Says:

    Do we have a Customs? Why aren’t these drug hauls arrested by the Customs? Most arrive through regular channels which are safer, cheaper and more reliable for the dealers.

    Anyway great work. Since Sirisena took over the Police it has been highly efficient in taking down the narcotics mafia. Well done! It is a politically suicidal move as all drug lords will support the anti-Sirisena camps now but it is the right thing to do.

    Media should report the names, nationalities and ethnicity of the suspects. There is a clear pattern about the ethnicity of most drug dealers. Or does reonciliation come to their rescue?

    Sirisena must speed up carrying out executions (death penalty) as specified in the law.

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