Alleged top-tier SL drug peddler arrested in Thailand

Alleged top-tier SL drug peddler arrested in Thailand

By Tharushan Fernando

22 Mar, 2016 | 9:52 pm

According to the police, Wasantha Mendis, an alleged top-tier drug peddler has been arrested in Bangkok, Thailand. A red notice had been issued against the suspect by the Negombo Magistrate’s Court in the year 2013.

Information regarding the drug peddler named Wasantha Mendis came to light nearly one year ago, following a revelation made by a Liberian national who was arrested at the Katunayake International Airport.

The Liberian national attempted to flee the country using a diplomatic passport.When he was arrested it was discovered that he had 30 kilograms of Heroin in his possession.

The suspect is currently placed behind bars at the Negombo Prison.

Police said that the individual named Wasantha Mendis, who was arrested by security forces in Thailand, will be brought to the country in the next few days.