Sep 15, 2020

Govt. considers to confiscate drug dealers' property (Pics)

The Government is considering taking over money and property acquired by drug dealers through illegal means.

A discussion in this regard was held between Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the relevant officials, the Prime Minister’s Office stated today (15).

Attention was drawn at the meeting to cash, vehicles, houses and other property illegally acquired by suspects arrested on drugs smuggling charges.

It was noted that the illegally acquired property continues to be made use of by the suspects until the relevant court cases are completed.
Officials stated that there was a need to seize these items even before the court case is concluded and accordingly, it was decided to consider amending existing laws to address these issues.