Aug 12, 2017

Latiff given anti-narcotics, crime investigation too

Senior DIG M.R. Latiff, currently commandant of the STF, has also been entrusted with the anti-narcotics and crime investigation units of the police.

He was appointed the STF commandant on 19 August last year.

Latiff participated in several operations against the LTTE, including in the destruction of the Beirut Base camp at Kokkadicholai in 1987.

However, the police commission has recently discussed that his appointment as the commandant was against the law, with a claim that the position could be held by a DIG only.