Drug trafficker ‘Abba’ killed in shootout with STF

Drug trafficker ‘Abba’ killed in shootout with STF

Drug trafficker ‘Abba’ killed in shootout with STF

Written by Zulfick Farzan

11 Feb, 2022 | 8:48 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); A wanted drug traffickers knowns as ‘Abba’ was killed in a shootout with the Police Special Task Force on Thursday (10) night in Egoda Uyana, Moratuwa.

The Police Special Task Force told News 1st that a raid was carried out at around 10 PM on Thursday (10) night after receiving a tip-off that a house in Egoda Uyana contained drugs.

During the raid, a man had opened fire from inside the house and the Police Special Task Force had returned fire.

The Police in a statement said, “One suspect opened fire at an STF Officer with a pistol, and the STF officer returned fire.”

In the exchange of fire, a 27-year-old male identified as ‘Abba’ (Thelge Dilan Sameera Peiris) was killed and he is a known associate of a notorious drug trafficker operating from Dubai.

One STF member was injured in the incident.

Sri Lanka Police said two bullets fired by the suspect had hit the protective vest worn by the STF Officer, and he was rushed to the Panadura Hospital for treatment.

Six other people who were inside the house were arrested by the Police Special Task Force.

The Office of the Police Spokesperson said that ‘Abba’ had a murder case filed against him, as we as a case over stabbing a woman and causing serious injury.

Further, another 31-year-old man was arrested from Moratuwa upon inspecting the residence of another suspect.

Police said that this man has a case filed against him for transporting drugs along the expressway.

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