Apr 12, 2021

20 including 15 PNB officers re-remanded

20 suspects, including 15 officers attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau, who were arrested on charges of re-selling seized narcotics to racketeers, have been further remanded.

The group was further remanded till the 19th of April by Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddhika C Ragala.

Several officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau were arrested, detained, questioned and subsequently remanded for selling a stock of confiscated narcotics to drug racketeers and for assisting them in transporting narcotics.

Investigations into the incident are being carried out by the Criminal Investigations Department.