Written by Staff Writer
08 Feb, 2019 | 7:45 pm
Colombo (News 1st): It has been confirmed that at the time of arrest, drug kingpin ‘Makadure Madhush’ and 30 other suspects were under the influence of drugs. A senior police officer in the Special Task Force (STF) said this was confirmed by Dubai law enforcement authorities, following tests carried out on the blood samples obtained from the suspects.
According to the police, discussions are currently underway, at a diplomatic level to extradite the arrested suspects to Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, plans are also underway to deploy a Sri Lankan investigative team to Dubai to look into future proceedings.
‘Makadure Madush’ and 30 others were arrested at a hotel in Dubai on the 5th of this month following a joint operation carried out by the Sri Lankan and Dubai Police officials.
The other key underworld figures arrested along with ‘Makandure Madush’ were ‘Kanchipani Imran’ and ‘Angoda Chooti’. The Police said all the suspects had attended the birthday party held for Makandure Madush’s son.
Police today searched the residence of Anushka Kavishal alias ‘Janga’, who was arrested along with Makandure Madush. 12 kits similar to military uniforms and 36 bullets used for a T56 Assault Rifle and equipment were seized from the residence.
Speaking regarding this issue in Parliament today (Feb 8) UPFA MP Udaya Gammanpila noted that on the 6th of this month he raised a question quoting Khaleej Times on an arrest of a diplomatic passport holder along with underworld figure Makadure Madush. He noted that a response has not yet been given as to who this person is, and on what basis a diplomatic passport was issued to him.
State Minister J. C. Alawathuwala said the Department of Immigration and Emigration is under his state ministry and they have inquired into the matter from the Controller General of Immigration and Emigration regarding this. He noted that according to his information, no such Diplomatic or an official passport has been found.
The State Minister pointed out that even the investigation team couldn’t find it. He went on to note that this is part of a mudslinging campaign.
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