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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 13:57
Drug kingpin, Shantha, who fled the Welikada prison arrested in Meemure
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Drug kingpin, Sunil Shantha, who was removed recently from Welikada Remand by deceiving prison officials, has been arrested from a hideout in Meemure.

The suspect had changed his hideouts from time to time to abscond police but Police Crimes Investigation Division officials arrested him in Meemure last night.

Police said the suspect’s daughter, a close associate and his wife who were present in the hideout were also arrested.

Sunil Shantha is a resident of Galle and, he was arrested with a stock of heroin worth more than 20 million rupees in his possession 7 months ago.

A group of persons, who entered under the guise of prison officials, removed the suspect on November 17th. 

The Police Organized Crimes Investigation Division stated that the suspects who removed the drug kingpin from the remand have also been identified already.

Meanwhile, it is revealed that the entire drama to remove the suspect from the remand had been masterminded by Makandure Madush, another drug lord believed to be hiding in Dubai.

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