Heroin worth Rs. 100 Mn belonging to ‘Podi Lasse’ seized

Heroin worth Rs. 100 Mn belonging to ‘Podi Lasse’ seized

Heroin worth Rs. 100 Mn belonging to ‘Podi Lasse’ seized

Written by Zulfick Farzan

25 Aug, 2020 | 5:40 pm

Colombo (News 1st); The Criminal Investigations Department seized 12 kg of heroin valued at over Rs. 100 Million Rupees, hidden in the garden of a house in Rathgama.

The discovery was made based on the information extracted from a suspect arrested on Monday (24).

In addition, 02 T-56 Assault Rifles, 02 Pistols, and bullets were seized by the Criminal Investigations Department.

Sri Lanka Police said the heroin and weapons belong notorious underworld criminal Janith Madusanka De Silva alias ‘ Podi Lassie ‘

On Tuesday (25) ‘Podi Lassie’s mother was arrested by the Western Province (North) Crimes Division.

She was arrested in Kottawa and was charged with using money earned from large scale drug trafficking.

At the time of arrest, she was in the possession of Rs. 51,000/- in cash, 05 mobile phones and a Bank Account Book.

The 50-year-old suspect is a resident from Thelwatte and she will be produced to the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court.

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