Dec 09, 2016

Cocaine haul, largest in S. Asia (Update)

The cocaine cache found from a ship at Colombo Harbour is worth over Rs.12 billion & its the largest cocaine haul discovered in South Asia, says police.

Massive cocaine haul nabbed

Around 800kg cocaine have been discovered in a ship docked at the Colombo Harbour.

The drugs were reportedly found in a timber ship which had arrived from Ecuador and headed towards India.

The haul was nabbed by officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB), who searched the vessel after obtaining a court order, based on a tip-off.

The street value of the cocaine haul has not been estimated yet while further investigations are ongoing.

It is said that this probably the largest cocaine haul ever detected within the country.

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