A new unit is to be established under the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to investigate illegally acquired assets.
Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Deshabandu Tennakoon said the new unit will be established over the next few days.
He said that the new unit will be an ‘Illegal Assets Investigations Division’ and will investigate illegally acquired assets including those acquired by heroin and drug dealers.
Tennakoon said the new unit will look at assets acquired using money from the sale of heroin and illegal drugs.
He said that following comprehensive investigations such asserts will be seized.
Deshabandu Tennakoon said that all those linked to the drugs trade have been identified and legal action will be taken against them. (Colombo Gazette)