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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 - 18:23
Five caught in Bangladesh over biggest drug haul in Sri Lanka
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Five people have been arrested in Bangladesh over their suspected involvement in the biggest drug haul in Sri Lanka's history.

The spokesperson for the Rapid Action Battalion said the suspects were detained in separate raids yesterday.

The arrested were between the ages of 23 and 29.

The elite police unit had recovered 1,970 yaba pills, foreign currency notes and passports from the five suspects.

They have "confessed to being involved in an international drug racket” during preliminary questioning.    

On December 31st, Sri Lankan Police seized 272 kilograms of heroin and five kilograms of cocaine during a special operation in Mount Lavinia.

The haul is worth 3336 million rupees.

According to the police the two Bangladeshis caught in the operation had arrived in Sri Lanka on December 23rd.
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