Kenyan arrested at BIA for possession of cocaine pills

Kenyan arrested at BIA for possession of cocaine pills

Kenyan arrested at BIA for possession of cocaine pills

Written by Zulfick Farzan

01 Nov, 2021 | 3:50 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); A 39-year-old Kenyan man who arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake was arrested on Sunday (31) for the possession of 50 pills containing cocaine in his abdomen.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion by the officers of the Narcotic Control Unit of Sri Lanka Customs.

The arrested suspect was examined by the body scanning machine at the airport premises and it was observed that the suspect had hidden something suspicious in his abdomen, said Sri Lanka Customs.

Upon further questioning, the suspect admitted that he had hidden cocaine-containing pills in his abdomen and it was observed that about 50 pills containing such drugs were hidden in the suspect’s abdomen, out of which 06 pills containing the drug were taken out by the suspect at the airport.

Subsequently, the suspect and the goods were handed over to the Police Narcotics Division by the officers of the Narcotics Control Unit of Sri Lanka Customs for further investigations.

It is reported that 15 more pills have been taken out.

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