Feb 25, 2019

President visits PNB to observe historic heroin bust

President Maithripala Sirisena, who visited the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) yesterday (24) extended his gratitude to the PNB and the Special Task Force (STF) officials for seizing the largest ever heroin haul in Sri Lanka.

On Saturday night, PNB and STF officials seized Sri Lanka's largest heroin haul weighing 294.4 kilograms worth more than Rs. 3 billion.

Appreciating their service, the president said that constantly he will provide his fullest assistance as well as blessings at every time for this noble mission done for the benefit of the future generation of the country.

During this visit the President observed the seized heroin stock.

The Police Special Task Force (STF) Commandant, Senior DIG M. R. Latheef, Senior Deputy Inspector General (SDIG) of Police, C.D. Wickramaratne and the PNB Director Senior Superintendent of Police T.A.C Dhanapala were present on this occasion.

Later, the President made an observational tour of the PNB and inspected the information regarding past raids conducted by them.

In a Tweet, the President also honored and praised the STF and PNB officers for seizing the largest ever heroin haul in the country.