Update: Wele Suda's 26 tractors arrested

Monday, 16 February 2015 - 16:18

The police narcotic bureau inspected a tractor yard in front of the Catholic Church at Sinharamulla Kelaniya where stocks of heroin believed to be hidden by Wele Suda alias Samantha Kumara after he smuggled the drugs from Pakistan.

Police Media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said 26 tractors made in Pakistan which were used to conceal heroin, before they smuggled to Sri Lanka had been abandoned in this yard.

In this modus operandi, the smugglers had removed the gear boxes of the tractors and concealed boxes of narcotic in the vacuum.

However the Police Media spokesman told a media conference held this afternoon that the smuggled heroin was not found inside the vacuum at the time of the raid today.

A Sri Lankan owner of this vehicle yard had rented the property to a British national on a 185 thousand rupees monthly fee.

The police media spokesman said evidence found that two Pakistani nationals also assisted to operate this drug racket from this place.

SSP Ajith Rohana further said that investigations continue to probe how these tractors concealed with narcotic were released by the Customs, and how they were distributed later.

Update: Monday, 16 February 2015 - 07:48 PM

The Police narcotics bureau has found 26 trucks from a storage area in Sinharamulla, Kelaniya supposed to have been used by infamous international drug kingpin Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda to smuggle drugs into the country, the police media spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana stated.

The parts of the discovered tractors has been removed to make way for the drugs. The police believe that these tractors had been used to smuggle heroin.