Chief suspect in connection with the nine kilograms of heroin seized by Borella police Podi Suda has fled to Kandy area.
SSP in charge of Colombo south Premalal Ranagala said a special police team has been sent to Kandy to arrest the suspect.
Police also received information that Podi Suda is a drug dealing partner of drug lord Wele Suda alias Samantha Kumara who has recently fled to a foreign country.
SSP Ranagala also said Wele Suda is the elder brother of Thusitha Chamara alias Thilan who escape from prison custody while receiving treatment at the Ragama hospital.
Borella Police seized the stock of heroin from Kolonnawa, Wanathamulla and Ja Ela areas this morning.
Eight suspects including a woman were also arrested along with the drug haul worth 60 million rupees.
Initial investigations revealed one suspect and the woman suspect planned to get marreid day after tomorrow.
Meanwhile another nine kilograms of heroin worth 60 million rupees were arrested along with a suspect from Nedimala area.
Police investigations revealed the drug haul seized from Nedimala also belonged to Wele Suda.