A total of 111,074 suspects have been arrested while 4,472 among them are under detention orders for questioning since the beginning of Operation “Yukthiya” to date, Police Spokesman DIG Nihal Thalduwa said.

Meanwhile, the Police Spokesman stated that 41 kilograms of heroin, 43 kilograms of ‘Ice’ and 300,000 narcotic pills have been taken into custody thus far during the island-wide police operation.

Furthermore, the value of illegal assets seized during the operation is around Rs. 1,500 million, according to police.

The anti-drug operation was launched on 17 December 2023, on the instructions of Public Security Minister Tiran Alles and IGP Deshabandu Tennakoon, in a bid to eradicate drug trafficking, organized crime and other related offences across the country.