All narcotics officers at Excise Dept, transferred



State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has said that instructions have been issued to transfer all officers of the Excise Department’s Narcotics Prevention Unit, following the arrest of 04 Excise officers with a haul of Kerala Cannabis. 

08 persons including the 04 Excise officers were nabbed by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) with 45kg of Kerala Cannabis in their possession. A van belonging to the Excise Department in which the arrested officers were travelling in, had also been taken into custody, police add.

A statement issued by the State Minister’s media unit states that the 04 officers of the Excise Department who were arrested while transporting Kerala Cannabis have been interdicted and that a special investigation has been ordered into the incident.

The statement further notes that the law will be implemented to the letter against all the officials involved in these illegal activities, regardless of their positions.


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