Thursday, 12 June 2014 - 10:44
Update :It is revealed the suspects of 85KG heroin racket are middlemen of an international network.
Police Special Task Force seized 85 kilograms of heroin today.
The STF stated the two suspects were also arrested along with the cache of heroin during an operation carried out near the Peliyagoda 4th Mile Post on the Colombo Biyagama road.
Initial investigations revealed that the value of this cache of heroin has been estimated 683 million 165 thousand rupees.
This is believed to be the largest hoard of narcotics seized while transporting on land.
The hoard of drug had been transported by a hybrid vehicle and a three wheeler which had escorted the main vehicle was also seized.
On a tip-off received by Acting Commandant Ranjith Perera, this heroin racket carried out for a long time was busted.
The two suspects who are Tamil residents of Kochchikade area have acted as middlemen for an international heroin distributing network.
Update : Thursday, 12 June 2014 - 1:13
2 suspects arrested with 85 kilograms of heroin
Police arrested two suspects with 85 kilograms of heroin in Biyagama area yesterday.
Police Media Spokesman Office stated that the suspects were arrested during a STF operation in the area.
Along with the suspects, police also took into custody a luxury vehicle and a three wheeler