Three suspects have been arrested with 1 kg of heroin during a raid in Welipenna early this morning, police said.
They said the Kalutara Division Unsolved Crimes Unit officers initially arrested two suspects with 700 grams of heroin while being transported in a motor car at Madawala in Welipenna.
After questioning the suspects, the police raided a house which they were residing on a rental basis. During the search of the house, the police arrested a suspect and recovered another 300 grams of heroin and a 9MM revolver. They also seized a motorcycle which suspected to have been used for heroin smuggling.
The arrested suspects, aged between 21 and 29 were identified as residents of Bandaragama and Moratuwa.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)