Saturday, 21 November 2020 19:14

International Drug mafia’s involvement in Weligama drug bust revealed

Information has come to light that key drug traffickers of the international drug trafficking net, who provide narcotics to Sri Lanka are directly connected to the drug bust in Weligama on Friday (Nov. 20), Sri Lanka Police said.

The Police Special Task Force arrested three suspects along with over 100 kilograms of Heroin in Weligama on Friday (Nov. 20), and a vehicle was also seized during the arrest.

The Police Narcotics Bureau will seek support from INTERPOL to trace the original drug trafficker, Police Spokesperson, Deputy Inspector General Ajith Rohana said on Saturday (Nov. 21).

“It has been revealed and disclosed that the main drug traffickers who provide drugs to Sri Lanka of the international drug trafficking net are connected to this particular detection.

The Police Narcotics Bureau has launched an investigation regarding the three suspects arrested in Weligama; the suspects along with the seized narcotics have been brought to the PNB in Colombo.

According to DIG Ajith Rohana, two suspects from Matara and Weligama have been identified and the third suspect is from Kotikawatte.

The Police Narcotics Bureau and STF are jointly conducting further investigations and the suspects will be produced before the court on Saturday (Nov. 21).

 

(LIN)

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