The National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) the use of cocaine among Sri Lankans had reached almost negligible levels, adding that the use of psychotropic substances in Sri Lanka was rare.

Accordingly, there was no evidence of the use of hallucinogens and that cocaine users in the country was near zero.Director General of the NDDCB, K. Gamage said that such a conclusion had been arrived at based on data collected from Police stations, treatment centres and excise operations centres.

“Cocaine is found on transit passengers,” he added.In February, the Police arrested a young mother from Narahenpita with 27 packets of chocolates containing the psychotropic substance, psilocybin mushrooms, also known as psychedelic mushrooms (colloquially known as magic mushrooms).  The female in question is on record and reported to have stated that the said drugs were brought to the country through female foreigners visiting the country as tourists who were acting as drug mules and that the said drugs were sold locally secretively.

“We provide technical support to the Police who are engaged in a crackdown on drug-related violent crime,” he remarked.He mentioned that heroin and cannabis were mainly used in Sri Lanka.