Colombo: A female suspect, accused of having heroin in her possession, tore the pages of the police record book and swallowed them.
According to reports in Sri Lankan media, a police officer noted down her details after taking her into custody.
He then asked her to sign the sheet, which she declined.
Later as the officer was reading out the charges he had written, she jumped forward and snatched the book form the officer.
In an instant she tore the page and swallowed it, leaving the officer with no time to react.
A complaint had been lodged at the Colombo Magistrate Court regarding the incident.