Drugs in Sri Lanka

In 2012, security services in Sri Lanka seized a total of 33 pounds of drugs that were being trafficked.

In 2013, the amount of hard drugs seized increased to 660 pounds.

Criminal justice officials believe that most of the drugs originate from India, and the traffickers use Sri Lanka as a transit hub for shipments to Australia.

Source:  AFP, “Sri Lanka emerging as a heroin transit hub,” Emirates 24/7, December 17, 2013.