Three arrested in Puttalam with ‘Ice’ worth Rs 20 million
March 22, 2018 08:33 pm
Three persons have been arrested by police in the Puttalam area while in possession of 2 kilograms of Crystal Methamphetamine, a stimulant drug popularly known as Ice.
The total value of the stock of narcotics has been estimated at Rs 20 million.
The suspects, resident of Negombo, were transporting the narcotics in a van from Madurankuliya to Colombo when they were arrested by Mundalama Police at the checkpoint at Baththuluoya on the Chilaw-Puttalam road.
Police suspect that the drugs were smuggled into the country via the sea route and that the suspects had hidden the drugs at a location in Madurankuliya before transporting it to Colombo.
The operation was carried out by officers including the Mundalama OIC under the guidance of the Puttalam Division SP.
Also referred to as crystal or crystal meth, ice is the purest and most potent form of methamphetamine. It comes as a powder or crystals that are usually snorted, injected or smoked.
Methamphetamine is an extremely dangerous drug popular in different parts of the world mainly in Eastern Europe, South East Asia, South Africa and Australia.
The drug has frequently been detected by security agencies in Sri Lanka as of recently.