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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 19:08
A close associate of Makandure Madush arrested in connection to the 7000 million rupees diamond robbery
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A close associate of the criminal gang leader, Makandure Madush has been arrested allegedly in connection with the recent robbery of gems including a diamond worth of 7000 million rupees.

Mirihana Special Criminal Investigation Unit has arrested the suspect, 31-year old Kasun Dhananjaya aka Vedikande Kasun from Wattala early this morning.

A group of robbers clad in clothes similar to police uniforms and civilian clothes had robbed these gems from a house at Pannipitiya on November 5th last year.

A foreign buyer was with the owner of the gems at the latter’s home when the robbers stormed the house. The robbers had abducted the foreigner but abandoned in Maharagama.

However, police arrested two suspects including Thusitha Maduranga aka Matara Malli were in connection with the robbery and Kasun Dhananjaya was arrested today on the information provided by the previous suspects.

The suspect arrested today will be produced for an identification parade tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the Terrorism Investigation Division has inspected over 23 bank accounts belonging to Makandure Madush in Sri Lanka and Dubai.
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