An attempt to lure underworld suspect ‘Athurugiriye Navy Ruwan’ to a trap by the Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel was failed when the suspect had fled after abandoning his vehicle in Wattala last evening.
Ganemulla Police arrested three suspects including two women for possessing minor quantities of heroin and learned that they were getting them from ‘Athurugiriye Navy Ruwan’.
The police with the assistance of STF then used the arrested suspects as decoys and telephoned the main suspect to visit Ganemulla with another batch of drugs.
However, when the main suspect was nearing Wattala the Police STF had given him a hot pursuit.
The chief suspect had then left his car at the end of a by-road in Meegahawatta area and had fled the scene.the police found a hand grenade in the car.
Police sniffer dogs were summoned to the scene and the preliminary inquiries revealed that the chief suspect might have brought some narcotics with him.(Nimalsiri Edirisinghe)