785 people were arrested under Yukthiya Operation

February 07, 2024 - 12:32 PM
785 suspects have been arrested in operations conducted throughout the island during the 24 hours spent under 'Yukthiya'.

Among them are 596 suspects related to drug offenses and 189 suspects who were on the list referred to criminal divisions.

During those operations, the following quantities of drugs were seized.

128g of heroin drug
Ice drug 115 g
Cannabis 08kg 626g
138,676 cannabis plants
Mawa 57g 200 mg
34 pills
Madana Modaka 125g

Out of the 596 suspects arrested for drug offences, 7 suspects are being further investigated on detention orders and 4 drug addicts have been referred for rehabilitation.

11 suspects who were on the list of Police Narcotics Bureau and Police Special Bureau were also arrested.

Also, among the 189 suspects arrested in the list sent to the crime department, 29 suspects had open warrants related to drug offenses and 155 open warrants related to non-drug offenses, the police said.

05 suspects wanted for crimes have also been arrested in the operations.