Jul 08, 2020

Another PNB officer nabbed over drug links

Another Police Constable (PC) attached to the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over links to drug dealers.

According to Police Spokesman SSP Jaliya Senaratne, the arrest was made in Ragama last night (07).

This is the 17th Police Officer attached to the PNB to be arrested over drug links.

In June, 4 Police officers from the PNB were interdicted after the CID commenced investigations on officers alleged to have sold seized narcotics to drug dealers.

11 more officers from the PNB were later detained by the CID on Court order till 08 July to be interrogated on suspected links to drug lords.

A Senior Inspector was detained by the CID after surrendering to the Kadawatha Police yesterday.