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Ten Pakistanis get 10-year sentences in Sri Lanka for drug trafficking

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Ten Pakistani nationals have each been sentenced to 10 years in jail by a Sri Lankan court for smuggling a significant quantity of drugs. The defendants admitted their guilt during proceedings at the Colombo High Court on May 6, 2024, leading to their sentencing. The arrests were the result of a joint operation between the Police Narcotics Bureau and the Sri Lankan Navy on January 1, 2020, which led to the apprehension of the ten individuals in possession of 581 kg and 34 grams of suspected drugs, along with 614 kg of Ice (Methamphetamine).

Plans are now in motion to repatriate the convicted individuals to Pakistan to serve their prison terms. The legal process followed a government analyst’s report in September 2021 detailing the types of drugs seized, culminating in the recent sentencing.

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