Indian arrested with Rs.10mn worth heroin at BIA

9 September 2016 09:10 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A 31-year-old Indian man was arrested by the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) officers yesterday while attempting to smuggle in heroin worth Rs.10 million to the country.

The suspect was arrested at the arrival lounge of the Katunayaka Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) yesterday afternoon. The suspect, who is a businessman, had arrived from Chennai, India.

The haul of heroin which weighed 1.4 kilogrammes was found concealed around his waist in polythene bags.

The suspect was produced in the Negombo Magistrate's Court yesterday. The Magistrate had ordered to detain the suspect for seven days and hand him over to the PNB to conduct further investigations. (T.K.G. Kapila)

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  • Ama Friday, 09 September 2016 11:16 AM

    PLEASE give him severe punishment.

    Vijayt Friday, 09 September 2016 12:49 PM

    Hang drug traffickers Only way to reduce the menace

    Sonali Friday, 09 September 2016 02:55 PM

    When are we going to impose the death penalty for drug smugglers, is it when we become a drug producing country?

    sunil vijaya Friday, 09 September 2016 03:43 PM

    stop this 'on arrive - visa issue' for indians and pakistanis and selected countries in africa.(nigeria etc) that way we can screen them beforehand once they are black listed.


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