Deiyandara Heroin Raid: Suspects being interrogated

Deiyandara Heroin Raid: Suspects being interrogated

Deiyandara Heroin Raid: Suspects being interrogated

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

11 Mar, 2021 | 10:16 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): Sri Lanka Police have begun the interrogation of the two suspects arrested in Deiyandara, Matara on Wednesday (Mar. 10), along with 74 kilograms of Heroin in their possession.

“The suspects were produced at the Deiyandara Magistrate’s Court and police sought permission from the court to detain the duo in police custody for 07-days in terms of the provisions of the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance,” Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana told News 1st on Thursday (Mar. 11).

Thereby, the court had granted permission for Police to detain the suspects for 07-days and conduct investigations.

Further investigations are being conducted by the Divisional Crime Detective Division of Matara.

According to DIG Ajith Rohana, information has come to light the two suspects are subordinates of an infamous drug smuggler who goes by the alias, “Harak-Kata” who is currently overseas.

Furthermore, Police have uncovered a connection between the arrests made in Denagama, Deiyandara yesterday (Mar. 10), and the case detected in Horana a few weeks back.

“Further investigations are being conducted to ascertain the Modus Operandi with regard to the transportation of drugs and to arrest the suspects in connection with the incident,” DIG Ajith Rohana noted.

Sri Lanka Police will take relevant measures to obtain Red Notice to arrest the infamous drug smuggler “Harak-Kata” who is currently overseas, the Deputy Police Chief stressed.

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