Written by Staff Writer
06 Feb, 2019 | 10:13 pm
COLOMBO(News 1st) – The Khaleej Times reported today(February 06) that among the group that was apprehended along with underworld leader and drug kingpin Makandure Madush was a visitor carrying a diplomatic passport.
Khaleej Times also reported that the Dubai police have confirmed the suspects are in their custody.
The police stated yesterday (February 05) that notorious drug trafficker and organized crime leader ‘Makandure Madush’ and 24 others had been arrested along with a stock of narcotics at a hotel in Dubai.
Today (February 06), Khaleej Times reported that only 20 suspects are in police custody. Khaleej Times noted that among the suspects arrested was a visitor carrying a diplomatic passport and popular singer Amal Perera.
It added that the raid was carried out as a joint operation by the Dubai Police and Sri Lankan law enforcement authorities.
The Khaleej Times also reported that Sri Lankan authorities are currently holding discussions with Dubai government to extradite the apprehended suspects to Sri Lanka.
The police state that standard protocol is followed by the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to coordinate the next steps to be taken regarding the apprehended 25 suspects.
The police confirmed that five infamous drug peddlers including Angoda Chooti and Kanchchipani Imran are among the suspects.
Police added that the suspects were arrested during a party held for Makandure Madush’s son.
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