Investigations into 330kg Heroin bust leads to Iranian connection

Investigations into 330kg Heroin bust leads to Iranian connection

Investigations into 330kg Heroin bust leads to Iranian connection

Written by Staff Writer

03 Mar, 2020 | 8:24 am

Colombo (News 1st) – The Navy and the Police Narcotics Bureau discovered 330 kilograms of heroin and 50 kilograms of ice in a joint operation carried out in international waters on Monday (March 2). Navy spokesperson Lieutenant Commander Isuru Sooriyabandara said the street value of the seized narcotics is more Rs 6 Billion.

The Navy spokesperson noted that two stateless vessels were also seized during the operation.

6 suspects were arrested and the court granted permission to detain and interrogate them for seven days. Yesterday 2 suspects who were involved in the smuggling ring were arrested at Warakapola they too will be detained and interrogated for 7 days.

The second suspect has been identified as a resident of Colombo and the operation is underway to arrest him. Telephone analysis of the suspects has already begun and the security forces have been alerted that several Iranian nationals are involved in the racket.

Police said. they hope to investigate the suspects’ mobile phones with the assistance of international intelligence agencies.

 

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