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Pakistani national arrested with over 2 kgs of heroin

11 July 2019 09:41 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Police Narcotics Bureau and Special Task Force (STF) arrested a Pakistani national with over 2 kgs of heroin at a hotel in Kollupitiya yesterday, the Police said.

The Pakistani national, aged 48, had arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday (07) and prepared to leave for South Africa.

The Police said a detention order for seven days needs to be obtained and the suspect would be produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court today.


  Comments - 3

  • Bandu Wanigasekera Thursday, 11 July 2019 11:39 AM

    So he got through the sniffer dogs at baggage check at airport. No good systems for detection ??

    Lalin Thursday, 11 July 2019 12:23 PM

    Given that we are a hub for illicit drugs, surely more effective detection should be enforced at the airport.

    Dilshan Thursday, 11 July 2019 12:27 PM

    More reason why we should not have another international airport in the north- another gateway to the country for drug trafficking, which we struggle to control.

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