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Embassies informed of smugglers arrest

3 April 2016 09:51 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The countries, of the 14 suspects who were arrested while attempting to smuggle 101 kg of heroin into Sri Lanka, have been informed of their capture, the Police said.  

The Police Tourist Division had informed the relevant embassies in Colombo.

The Sri Lanka Navy and the Police Narcotic Bureau(PNB) in a joint operation carried out in the sea off southern Sri Lanka on Wednesday seized the largest ever heroin haul being smuggled via boats.

A multi day trawler owned by the smugglers, a Pakistani and 10 Iranian nationals who were arrested, was seized in the raid. Police arrested three more suspects in Negombo.

The Navy said the drug dealers from Pakistan and Afghanistan were engaged in large scale drug trafficking in collaboration with local drug dealers.

Further, it was revealed that consignments of drugs are transported by vessels owned by foreigners to Sri Lankan waters and brought ashore by multi-day fishing trawlers, which are disguised as fishing trawlers. Subsequently, the stock is transferred to Colombo via the Southern Expressway.

Police said the suspects will be detained for questioning for seven days and that they were produced at the Colombo Fort magistrate yesterday.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 9

  • Rizwan Monday, 04 April 2016 09:14 AM

    All Drug Smugglers and distributors should be given death penalty and must be shot by death squad. Indonesia is a good example

    TipTop Sunday, 03 April 2016 10:18 AM

    Our friends! Inform MaRa and family.

    lokka Sunday, 03 April 2016 10:33 AM

    Are these the friends president was talking about via DM Android App

    Coconut Republic Sunday, 03 April 2016 11:16 AM

    I'm sure all will be Pakistanis with other passports

    pradeep Sunday, 03 April 2016 12:08 PM

    Atleast one hub concept for Sri Lanka is achieved....Drug hub... via DM Android App

    lokka Sunday, 03 April 2016 12:09 PM

    most of the pakistanis do the dodge business with fake ID

    AGHorra Sunday, 03 April 2016 04:01 PM

    Why use multi day trawlers when you have a Gov;t supported Avante Garde to do the drug smuggling.

    kk Sunday, 03 April 2016 04:47 PM

    Pakistan supplied weapons to government too via DM Android App

    lokka Monday, 04 April 2016 05:33 PM

    All Muslims.!

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