Police took into custody a stock of painkillers worth more than Rs. 50 million today at a naval checkpoint in Puttalam. These painkillers were brought to the country illegally from India.

Based on intelligence information received by an officer of the Police Special Bureau that a dolphin-type van was transporting this stock of pain relievers from Kalpitiya, the relevant van and its driver were arrested by the Karamba Police.

Police said that over 423,000 painkiller pills were stacked very securely in nine Rigifoam boxes.

It has been revealed in police investigations that these high-potency painkillers are being used illegally under the name of Apple pills, targeting schoolchildren and youth.