During the ongoing ‘Yukthiya’ operation, the security forces personnel have arrested over 1,400 more suspects on suspicion of drug peddling.

As such, a total of 1,467 more drug suspects have been placed under arrest within a 24-hour window ending at 12:30 a.m. today (Dec.29).

According to the Public Security Ministry, detention orders were secured for 56 suspects for further interrogations. Another 51 were sent to rehabilitation centres.

Meanwhile, 164 individuals who were on the list of Island Re-convicted Criminals are also among the recent arrestees.

Further, 460g of heroin, 653g of methamphetamine (‘Ice’), 3.63kg of cannabis, 562 narcotic pills and 103,793 cannabis plants were seized in the anti-drug operation.