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Saturday, 08 December 2018 - 8:55
Owner of Heroin Trawler of Beruwala to the Narcotics Bureau
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The owner of the trawler allegedly used to transfer the stock of 231 kg’s of heroin seized yesterday has been handed over to the Police Narcotic Bureau for further questioning.

A Senior Police Officer said that the suspect will be produced before courts today and they hope to obtain a detention order.

The heroin haul is estimated to be worth over 2,778 million rupees.

Dulip Samantha de Silva, a 44 year old resident of Beruwala, was arrested yesterday based on information received by the Yatiyanthota Police.

Police said that the suspect, who is the owner of the trawler, had jumped into the Kelani River as police officers attempted to arrest him, however the officers attached to the Yatiyanthota Police had managed to capture the individual.
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