Information revealed of a 3rd heroin smuggler to the country.-Video
Police have received information about another major heroin smuggler in addition to the two drug kingpins Wele Suda and Mohammad Siddik.
Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said information about a new drug kingpin was revealed during the investigation to the heroin stock seized this morning in Katugastota.
Police Narcotic Bureau officers seized 59 kilogram of heroin concealed in a store room of a building in Katugastota.
An operation conducted since 2013 made possible for police to arrest the main suspect of this drug racket today.
Addressing a media briefing SSP Ajith Rohana said three more suspects including a husband and wife were also arrested in connection with the same drug racket in Mt. Lavinia and Kekirawa respectively.
Police investigators to the international heroin smuggling network had so far identified Wele Suda and Mohammad Siddik are the only main local drug kingpins involved in this international racket.
However, with the arrest of 59 kilograms of heroin today, the Media Spokesman said another drug smuggling gang led by Ahamad Sabri Thanujin is operating in the country in addition to Wele Suda and Mohammad Sidik gangs.
Police who arrested the suspects today took into custody a double cab, a car, 258 thousand rupees in cash and 26 mobile phones with SIM cards.