Written by Staff Writer
25 Feb, 2019 | 4:39 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The largest haul of heroin discovered in Sri Lanka was taken into police custody yesterday(February 24) from Kollupitiya.
It is believed that the haul of heroin was smuggled into the country by an infamous Sri Lankan drug trafficker in Dubai. It has been revealed that the drug trafficker had sought the help of another drug peddler from a South Asian country to smuggle the large haul of heroin into Sri Lanka.
The two suspects were arrested yesterday(February 24) along with the haul of Heroin. Information was given to the police by a drug trafficker living overseas. They were arrested when they arrived to retrieve the Heroin.
A total of 294.49kg of heroin was taken into police custody at a car park in a shopping mall in Kollupitiya, in a joint raid conducted by the Police Narcotics Bureau together with the Police STF.
The haul of drugs had been packed in 272 parcels and was found inside 10 bags.
Two suspects aged 43 and 32, residents of Keselwatte, Panadura, were taken into custody. Two vans which were used to transport the drugs were also taken into custody. A 163 kg of heroin was found inside one van while another 131 kg was found inside the second van.
Police stated that arrested organized crime leader “Makandure Madush” and his accomplices are not linked to the heroin seized yesterday(February 24).
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