Largest haul of madanamodhaka detected
The Beruwela Police on Monday seized the largest haul of the
intoxicant substance known as madanamodhaka ever detected in the
countrywide anti-narcotics drive so far.
Police following on information that the substance was being
distributed islandwide in the guise of a medicinal concoction were able
to trace its source to a large factory turning out medicinal products in
Colombageara in Udawalawa where the Madanamodhaka stock was found .
According to Sub Inspector Udayanga of the Crimes Division of the
Beruwela police the substance valued at Rs 1.5 million had been divided
into 35,000 packets for countrywide distribution.
The detection was made by police after first obtaining the telephone
number of the factory and calling it on the pretext of purchasing the
madanamodhaka. The factory had offered to supply 100 packets for Rs
The police had then obtained Rs 100,000 and headed for the factory in
Udawalawa for the raid where they arrested 3 suspects and seized a van
along with the illegal substance.