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Large-scale arrests and drug seizures in second phase of “Yukthiya”

July 05, Colombo (LNW): In a significant law enforcement effort, 1,403 individuals were apprehended within a 24-hour period during the second phase of Operation “Yukthiya,” which began yesterday (04).

Police Media Spokesman, DIG Nihal Thalduwa, announced that detention orders will be sought for 57 of the detainees to enable further investigation.

The arrests included 1,340 men and 63 women, according to the Sri Lanka Police.

Additionally, the operation led to the seizure of 1.086 kg of heroin, 782.7 grams of crystal methamphetamine (commonly known as ‘Ice’), and 3.74 kg of cannabis.

This large-scale operation underscores the authorities’ commitment to tackling drug-related crime and maintaining public safety.

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