Arrests made in Katunayake, Matara over alleged Heroin possession

Arrests made in Katunayake, Matara over alleged Heroin possession

Arrests made in Katunayake, Matara over alleged Heroin possession

Written by Tharushan Fernando

03 Mar, 2016 | 8:59 pm

An individual connected to large-scale drug trafficking was arrested at the Katunayake Airport on Wednesday.The suspect is a Pakistani national.

The Police Narcotics Bureau said that the suspect had allegedly concealed a stash of Heroin in his abdomen as pills.The suspect was admitted to the Negombo Hospital where forty one heroin pills weighing 450 grammes were retrieved.

Persons transporting Heroin from Colombo to Matara in a luxury car were also arrested in Hakmana on Wednessday.

One hundred and one (101) packets of 100 milligrams each were seized by the police and total weight seized was 10.1 grams.Initial investigations have revealed that the individuals were involved in transporting narcotics from Colombo to the south over a long period of time.

The Matara Magistrate’s Court permitted police to interrogate the individuals for seven days, on detention orders.

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