Jul 02, 2020

Arrested 12 PNB officers to be detained & quizzed (Update) Featured

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court grants approval for the CID to detain and question 12 officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) till July 08.
 Earlier today, the officers were produced before the court on charges of drug trafficking.
(Previous update : July 02, 2020  11.56am)

CID arrests 12 working at PNB production room

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today (02) arrested 12 persons who had worked at the production room of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB).

The arrested persons include a leading police officer of the PNB and a sub inspector.

Earlier, four including a sub-inspector, two sergeants and a constable were arrested and an operation was initiated to arrest a police inspector.

A pistol and cash belonging to the Inspector were also seized.

The CID earlier seized the heavily guarded production room of the PNB, after learning that drugs brought into the room for investigations were smuggled out by corrupt officers to be sold.

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