Eight Nigerians and a Sri Lankan couple arrested for possession of cocaine

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May 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested eight Nigerian nationals and two Sri Lankans during a raid for possession of cocaine, the police said.

The Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) and the Special Task Force (STF) arrested the eight Nigerians and the Sri Lankan husband and wife couple in a joint operation conducted on Sunday 1st May 2016 in Mount Lavinia and Kelaniya areas.

The suspects, who are residents of Colombo, were in the possession of 222 grams of cocaine, the police said. They have been detained at the PNB.

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