Heroin haul: 13 remanded; Boy sent to Children’s Home

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Thirteen suspects including nine from Iran, two from Pakistan and two from Singpaore, arrested over the heroin detection in the southern seas, were today ordered to be remanded till April 19 by the acting Colombo Fort Magistrate Aruni Attigalle.

The Police Narcotics Bureau produced fourteen suspects before the Magistrate, including a 12-year-old Iranian who was ordered by the Magistrate to be sent to the Makola Boys Children’s Home considering a request by the Prison Authorities.

Counsel Abdul Marsook appeared on behalf of the Iranian Embassy while CI Chandrasiri Hiriyandeniya and PS Athula Bandara led the prosecution.

The Fort Magistrate had earlier made a detention order till April10 on three Sri Lankan suspects including the main suspect Muas Mohammed, who was arrested by the officers of Emigration and Immigration at the Bandaranaike International Airport on April 4. The other two Lankans, Sundarage Sumudu Tharanga and Bandara Anil Rohan, surrendered to the police.

The Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) on April 1 arrested 11 suspects in connection with the biggest ever haul of heroin weighed 110 kilos in the southern seas in a joint operation with Sri Lanka Navy. (Shehan Chamika Silva)

Video by Courts Prasanna

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  • eddiei seneviratne Friday, 08 April 2016 05:51 AM

    These heroin dealers are killing Sri Lankan youth by peddling this evil substance. They should be given a public execution without any excuse. The ashes should be handed over to their respective embassies. Everyone of them seem to be from muslim countries. Shame Islam.A very concerned Sri Lankan

    ralahamy Friday, 08 April 2016 06:28 PM

    It is time that Sri Lanka introduce cutting off of heads for these crimes. Nobody will grieve for this death hunters, and no tears will be shed. They are just Minikaputos.

    lokka Thursday, 07 April 2016 11:53 PM

    No wonder how the Muslims one day poor as a cat and other day goes in a BMW... via DM Android App


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