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Arrests of narcotics police highlight Sri Lanka's drug menace More than a dozen officers from a key national narcotics unit were recently found to be involved in a drug operation. 17 Sept 2020 Sri Lankan police officers belonging to the narcotics unit, in green jackets, stand next to a seized haul of narcotics at a fishery harbour in Colombo [File: AP] For years, authorities in Sri Lanka have tried to rid the Indian Ocean island nation of illegal drugs, even attempting to lift a decades-old moratorium on the death penalty to be able to execute drug offenders. But a dr