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Some 110 kilograms of heroin were seized at Wellawatta and Piliyandala by officers of Excise Department’s Narcotics Unit.

Deputy Excise Commissioner Kapila Kumarasinghe said the brown sugar-type heroin had a street value of Rs.1,100 million.

Three suspects were arrested.

Mr. Kumarasinghe said two suspects were residents of Mount Lavinia and at the time of the arrest at Wellawatte they had 10 kg of heroin in their possession. The third suspect was taken into custody from a house at Piliyandala and had 100 kgs of heroin in his possession.

Excise officers suspect the heroin to have been smuggled into the via sea routes.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

 

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  • Sambo Wednesday, 06 February 2019 07:35 AM

    We are not worries of how many kilos you size, but we are worried to know what's happening to all these seized drugs. To hoodwink the public you say so much was seized on a daily basis but we are more anxious to know what's happening to it.


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