Pakistani national and the local drug kingpin who were behind the importation of 36 kilogrammes of heroin were taken into custody by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB).
The Pakistani national was identified as Mohammed Waali and the local drug kingpin was identified as Mohammed Ali Sabri.
The Pakistani was arrested when he was hiding in the Kandy area. Based on information gathered from him while questioning, the PNB was able to arrest his local agent.
The heroin shipment was seized by the Customs Revenue Task Force (RTF) on March 5 at the Colombo Port.
The container had arrived from the Karachchi Port. In the aftermath of the detection three suspects including two ship agents and a wharf manager were taken into custody.(Supun Dias)