Heroin supply severely disrupted: Police

20 October 2011 12:53 am - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A marked drop in drug peddling activities and in the use of narcotics has been noticed in Colombo and the suburbs during the past few weeks, the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) said yesterday.

“There is a big drop in the sale and use of heroin and other narcotics. According to reports, drug dealers are facing major obstacles in carrying out their nefarious activities,” a senior narcotics officer said.

“The methods of transporting and storing heroin appear to have changed suddenly,” he said. “We have been working on this for a while and we are hoping that we can make a big breakthrough soon,” he said.

The PNB said major deals are known to be struck at Magazine Road, Serpentine Road, Dematagoda, Grandpass and Kunuela area in Wattala. The narcotics distribution network also operates from these areas.

Police said heroin is smuggled to the country especially from Pakistan. Sri Lanka is also used as a transit hub.

Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) is assisted by the Special Task Force (STF) in drug detection operations.
The police have arrested nearly 4,000 heroin addicts and dealers during operations throughout the country during past 18 months.

According to highly placed police sources, a Pakistani identified as Siddeek is Sri Lanka's main heroin supplier and he is continuing the distribution and sales of heroin despite the crackdown. They said he was one of the main heroin suppliers to underworld groups operating in and around Colombo.

Some of Sri Lanka's most wanted drug dealers are Kirulapone Champi also known as Madura, Galkisse Ajantha, Kalubowila Sunanda, Ratmalane Asanka also known as Lansiya and Roxywatte Asanka.

Police said some of their operatives have been arrested and the leaders are in hiding but their operations are continuing despite the crackdown. (By Supun Dias)

  Comments - 25

  • jayawewa Thursday, 20 October 2011 04:56 AM

    sena I agree with you that is legal patronage lost for the time being

    Prof Wickramatillake Thursday, 20 October 2011 04:47 AM

    Peddler paralysed, supply paralysed?!

    dalu banda Thursday, 20 October 2011 05:22 AM

    Why? main dealer is in the hospital?

    piyal Thursday, 20 October 2011 05:03 AM

    A simple message this whole story delivers
    Its like someone has pelted a pebble to the "hornet's Nest"
    apparaently occurred very recently

    don Thursday, 20 October 2011 05:47 AM

    After legalizing kassippu there will be less demand for Kudu..

    buffaloa citizen Thursday, 20 October 2011 06:04 AM

    It should read "strict low and ordor".

    Powerless Thursday, 20 October 2011 01:35 AM


    Abdul Thursday, 20 October 2011 01:51 AM

    most welcome...may be some names are missing there too.

    imrani Thursday, 20 October 2011 08:22 AM

    He has converted to a vegetable supplier now

    sxhabeeb Thursday, 20 October 2011 01:30 AM

    May be because kudu king is missing in action.

    suresh Thursday, 20 October 2011 02:28 AM

    Great work!!

    Kudu Silva Thursday, 20 October 2011 08:56 AM

    Ane Deviyane mata wunu viyoya .....

    Sam Thursday, 20 October 2011 02:53 AM

    That's because the main drug dealer was out of action during the last few weeks

    Ananda Thursday, 20 October 2011 02:54 AM

    good,,,,,, really that's the reason.we all know who is person ..

    ajith Thursday, 20 October 2011 02:59 AM

    The name of king of drugs is not mention for some reason.

    asoka Thursday, 20 October 2011 03:20 AM

    todays cartoon says everything...

    Roshan Khan Thursday, 20 October 2011 03:21 AM

    That is the one and only reason !!!

    sena Thursday, 20 October 2011 03:22 AM

    whole country knows why the kudu market has suffered.

    Sudharshan Thursday, 20 October 2011 03:23 AM

    Well said

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 20 October 2011 03:35 AM

    Sam, what you told is correct n hat off. Jayawewa Lankawa

    sadik Thursday, 20 October 2011 03:36 AM

    All Muslims has to play against this drugs dealers in Sri Lanka & Pakistan.

    csmir Thursday, 20 October 2011 03:37 AM

    well done we need peace full country with strict low and order

    Christopher Thursday, 20 October 2011 04:11 AM

    come o the Police don't know why? what do you expect?

    Regi Thursday, 20 October 2011 11:42 AM

    If I am not wrong, a similar situation was there when the notorious Aloysius Mudalali died.

    Rimzan Hassan Thursday, 20 October 2011 04:22 AM

    "strict low and order"

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