“Gazette illegal assets investigation division” | Sunday Observer

“Gazette illegal assets investigation division”

20 September, 2020

The National Police Commission (NPC) has instructed acting IGP C.D Wickramaratne to take steps to gazette the proposed Illegal Assets Investigation Police Division.

The NPC, writing to the Acting IGP, said the new Police division should be gazetted and arrangements should be made to form the division under the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

The new division will probe assets of those involved in crime. The division will deal with the confiscation of immovable and movable property and money earned through rackets and narcotics under the Money Laundering Act. Its formation was announced by the Police in early July.

The new division will be headed by Senior Superintendent of Police G.N De Soysa. His appointment as the first Director of the Illegal Assets Investigation Division was approved by the NPC on Thursday. De Soysa was the former SSP in charge of the Colombo Central Police Division.