Jan 15, 2018

Massive cocaine haul destroyed (Pics)

The biggest stash of cocaine raided in Sri Lanka was destroyed this morning (15).

The Police Narcotics Bureau said that 928 kg of cocaine valued at Rs. 16.4 billion was destroyed in the supervision of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The cocaine, considered as the largest stash found in South Asia, was raided on 2016 Dec. 09 concealed in a container of teak timber.

Officials said that the cocaine was liquefied in Katunayake and will later be transported to a cement plant in Puttalam to be disposed.