Sri Lanka Police, in tandem with the Army, Navy and the Special Task Force (STF), have arrested 999 more suspects during a 24-hour countrywide anti-drug operation ending at 12.30 a.m. today (Jan.10).

The Ministry of Public Security said 453 grams of heroin, 306 grams of crystal methamphetamine (‘Ice’) and 234 narcotic pills were taken into custody during the aforesaid period.

Meanwhile, 26 drug addicts who were among the arrestees have been sent for rehabilitation and detention orders were secured against 31 suspects for further interrogations.

Additionally, 54 suspects who were on the list of registered suspects of the Police Narcotics Bureau and the Police Special Task Force have been arrested during the special police operation.

The drugs impounded during the latest island-wide raids include:

453g of heroin
306g of crystal methamphetamine (‘Ice’)
57kg 317g of cannabis
31,168 cannabis plants
147g of ‘Mawa’
14g of ‘Thul’
234 narcotic pills