Sri Lankan authorities make a massive drug haul
Sri Lankan authorities have seized 103.9 kg of heroin worth seven million US dollars in one of the country's biggest drug busts, officials said on Monday.
Two suspects have been arrested following the raid, reports Xinhua news agency.
The drugs were found hidden in a jeep in Kalubowila here and in a house in Battaramulla on the outskirts of Colombo, police said.
Two gas cylinders used for keeping the drugs, three mobile phones and two electronic scales used for weighing the contraband were also seized.
The Sri Lankan government recently stated that the island country had become a transit point for major drug cartels as a consequence of the illicit activities of Tamil rebels.
Major drug cartels also took advantage of the strategic location of the country and made it a transit point for their drug smuggling operations.
In 2016, Sri Lanka's Police Narcotics Bureau detected over 900 kg of cocaine in an India-bound ship docked at the Colombo port. This was the largest cocaine seizure in South Asia with an estimated value of $76 million.
Tackling e-waste: UNSW's Indo-Australian scientist offers to help India
Indo-Australian scientist Veena Sahajwalla, whose pioneering invention of the world’s first micro factory to tackle e-waste has generated global attention, says the technology can be deployed in areas of Delhi like Seelampur and Mayapuri, home to hundreds of MSMEs, to help ‘kabadiwallas’, the traditional waste collect
India’s urban agenda one of the defining projects of 21st century: Minister
“India’s urban agenda will constitute one of the defining projects of the 21st century,” Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri told the High Level Political Forum on ...
India, China headed into a 'marriage squeeze' due to gender imbalance
Partition: A dissection of the 'metaphor for madness'
INDIA PRE AND POST INDEPENDENCE, INDO-CHINA AND BEYOND