Babul Beeda seized
The Aduruppu Street Police yesterday seized two separate hauls of the illegal drug Babul Beeda worth of Rs 2 million and arrested two suspects.
The Police acting on a tip off arrested one person at the Gaspaha junction and found Babul Beeda and a mixture of cannabis powder and tobacco powder that were used to prepare Babul beeda.
The haul weighed 25 kgs and its wholesale market value was around Rs 200,000.
The Police on information provided received by the first suspect seized another haul of Babul Beeda and a mixture weighing 125 kgs hidden in a store at Barber Street. The mixture used to prepare Babul Beeda were packed in 102 packets. The Police said the wholesale price of the goods were around Rs 1.8 million. The Police also arrested the suspect who was allegedly in possession of the illegal drug.
Police also said that although the wholesale price of the drugs was Rs 2 million the market value could be much higher.
The suspects were all aged around 37. Police found that the suspects had engaged in the illegal business for a long period. Both of the suspects were residents of Aduruppu street.
The Aduruppu Police are conducting further investigations. A group of Police led by Aduruppu Street Police Officer in Charge IP Geethaka Bodhipaksha conducted the raid on the instructions of ASP Jayaratne.
War on drug pedlars should be a priority. They should be eliminated without mercy. It is the big fish that should be caught first and also the corrupt politicians behind the drug barrons, who are paid handsomely for their backing. If this cancer is not stopped from spreading our whole society from children to adults is ruined. Our country is ruined. Drug pushers should not be allowed to grow in strength. The police should hunt them down, especially the gang bosses and eliminate them without mercy before they blight our society. I hope the Hon President crack down on them hard.
The twin evils of drugs and alcohol can be elimninated or at least reduced to a large extent, by the full proactive co-operation of all citizens of the country, especially the politicians, police and public officials. Drug Prevention Enforcement Officers must be equipped for the task with a larger manforce, computers and other equipment, and the right strategies and training. There has to be continued intelligence gathering with the help of Indian police and Interpol to prevent drug smuggling into the country. The drug gang mafia leaders should be identified with the help of the public and heavy action taken by the police to stamp them out. The public who provide information should be rewarded. If the gang leaders are shot and killed in the process of trying to apprehend them, all the better. Good riddance. Laws should be enacted to seize all their illgotten assets, so that no one may become rich by peddling drugs and booze. These evil men have no moral conscience. They have targetted school children now. The country’s future is at stake if our society is destroyed by the growing menace of the twin evils of drugs and alcohol misuse. Religious leaders should also get involved by carrying out campaigns around the country to make the public aware of the harm substance misuse causes to human health, to the mind and body. People who wilfully destroy their health through substance misuse, including tobacco smoking, should be denied healthcare as it is a waste of our resources, which should be reserved for the deserving citizens who do not indulge in this evil practices. Media have a huge role to play in making the public aware of this menace and to educate the public. All drugs seized must be destroyed so that they are not back in the market through corrupt officers.