A 32-year-old Pradeep Pushpakuma alias ‘Bena’, an accomplice of underworld figure Ratmalana Manju, has been arrested with 10.7 grammes of heroin during a raid at Weda Mawatha in Maharagama last night.
Police said the suspect was the financial handler and drug distributor of Ratmalana Manju.
The suspect, a resident of Piliyandala, was arrested on a tipoff by the Police Organized Crimes Prevention officers.
Initial investigations revealed that the suspect was also wanted for aiding and abetting a shooting incident in Mount Lavinia in which an individual was killed.
Police said the suspect would be produced in the Gangodawila Magistrate's Court. (Darshana Sanjeewa)