Heroin smuggling: Alleged local distributor arrested at BIA

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One of the main heroin distributors in the country was arrested this morning at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while returning from India, Police said.

They said the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) had informed the Immigration Department official at the BIA on Sunday about the suspect following details revealed from the probe into the 110 kgs of heroin nabbed from a ship last week.

Police identified the arrested suspect as Mohammed Muwas Mohammed, a resident of Kalubowila, Dehiwala.
In total, 14 foreigners including 10 Iranians, two Indians, one Pakistani and a Singaporean were arrested since last week in connection with the smuggling racket.

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

The Navy and the PNB in a joint operation carried out in the seas off southern Sri Lanka on Wednesday seized 110 kg of heroin which had being smuggled via boats. (DS)

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  • Hadam Monday, 04 April 2016 08:16 PM

    Carry out the Islamic law. Decapitate him in public.

    Don Monday, 04 April 2016 11:34 AM

    Another Mohammed involved in illegal activities. Parents please refrain from using the prophets name in vain. via DM Android App

    Sri lankan Monday, 04 April 2016 01:10 PM

    Was this fellow wearing a beard and a skull cap to show he is religious via DM Android App

    Rizwan Tuesday, 05 April 2016 04:17 AM

    As muslim I am ashamed too. please bring death penalty for all smugglers and suppliers like they did in Indonesia. Do not bow down to any foreign pressure or human rights groups. we have to save our children.

    usaguy Monday, 04 April 2016 01:47 PM

    its a shame that these morons have our beloved prophets name. please enforce the law to the msximum on these criminals and give the death sentence. via DM Android App

    arjuna Tuesday, 05 April 2016 05:05 AM

    lets not drag the religion and community into this debate. people from all communities are involved in trafficking . Lets resolve to met out the severest punishment and not make statements that will fragment our society further.

    satarado Monday, 04 April 2016 02:14 PM

    judgment should be death sentence for all via DM iOS App

    Nd Monday, 04 April 2016 05:05 PM

    Excellent . Pls put pictures also so that the public knows whom they r surrounded by

    kaboos Tuesday, 05 April 2016 09:40 AM

    Human rights... Please refrain from unnecessary involvement.

    Citizan Tuesday, 05 April 2016 10:10 AM

    Names have nothing to do with any crime. There are Buddadasas in this country who does everything against teaching of Lord Buddah.


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