DRUG TRAFFICKING PNB OFFICERS FURTHER REMANDED

DRUG TRAFFICKING PNB OFFICERS FURTHER REMANDED

DRUG TRAFFICKING PNB OFFICERS FURTHER REMANDED

Written by Zulfick Farzan

11 Jan, 2021 | 1:44 pm

Colombo (News 1st); 17 suspects including 13 personnel attached to the Police Narcotic Bureau arrested on charges of trafficking drugs, were further remanded to the 25th of January 2021, by Colombo Chief Magistrate Mohamed Mihar.

The suspects were arrested and charged for re-selling seized drugs to traffickers and aiding in trafficking drugs.

The 16th and 17th suspects, who are in remand custody were ordered to be produced to the Colombo Chief Magistrate on the 25th of January 2021.

Counsel for the two suspects, who are boat owners told the Court on Monday (11) their clients are prepared to provide a confidential statement to the Chief Magistrate on the drug operation as they prepared the boats for the movement of drugs in and out of the country on the instructions of the senior police officers.

Counsel appearing for Police Inspector Saman Wasantha Kumara, who is held by the Criminal Investigations Department, requested the court to issue an order to produce his client in court as well.

An officer appearing for the Criminal Investigations Department told the court, Police Constable Sumedha Weerasinghe and 04 other suspects have tested positive for COVID-19 and they were placed in quarantine.

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