Repatriation of wanted suspects: Authorities to seek assistance from diplomatic missions

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The Government and the law enforcement authorities decided to get assistance from diplomatic missions to repatriate the wanted suspects who are living in various foreign countries in connection with offences committed in Sri Lanka, Police said.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said a special discussion was held at the Ministry of Public Security with the participation of its Minister Sarath Weerasekara, Justice Minister Ali Sabry, the ministry secretaries, IGP C.D. Wickramaratne and DIG In-Charge of Legal.

Matters related to drug trafficking and the expedition of investigations into child abuse cases were discussed at the meeting.

“In addition, utilising the expert evidence in the criminal justice system, especially the preventive actions of crimes were also discussed. All stakeholders agreed to take appropriate action to deal with the issues,” DIG Rohana said.

All stakeholders agreed to conduct constant operations to dismantle the drug trafficking network.

It was revealed that there is a tendency of increased trafficking of synthetic drugs into the country apart from the natural drugs such as heroin and cocaine.

“Therefore we are going to implement a special anti-narcotic operation to trace the drug traffickers. Many important decisions were taken to ensure the safety of citizens,”

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