Video: Three arrested over 36-Kilo heroin haul

2014-03-07 13:45:42

The Customs Revenue Task Force (RTF) yesterday arrested two shipping agents and a wharf manager in connection with the detection of 36 kilos of heroin worth Rs.360 million with a street value of between Rs.6.5 million and Rs.8.5 million.

They are being questioned how the heroin came to be concealed in the 40-foot container carrying hardware items.

The container was checked on Thursday evening by RTF officers after they received a tip off that some 100 kilos of heroin was concealed in the container, which had arrived from Karachi one and a half weeks ago.

On August 31 last year RTF officers led by former Customs Chief Mali Piyasena detected 262 kilos of heroin, which was said to be  last year, the RTF under its former chief, Customs Director Mali Piyasena, detected 262 kilograms with a street value of Rs.2.5 billion. It was said to be the largest-ever heroin detection in South Asia.

The detection was made by a team comprising Deputy Director Siripala Edirimanna, Superintendent Parakrama Basnayake, Wasantha Randeniya, J.A. Jayakody, G. Ganaraj, T. Tickson and Assistant Superintendent Upul Indrajith led by Director General Jagath Wijeweeratne under the directions of RTF Customs Director and RTF Chief K.D Nicholas. (Supun Dias)

Video by Sanath Desmond

  Comments - 9

  • ado Friday, 7 March 2014 17:07

    heroin worth Rs.360 million with a street value of between Rs.6.5 million and Rs.8.5 million. ONLY GOD KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS.

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    jj Friday, 7 March 2014 17:20

    Mathata Thitha ne

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    suranga Friday, 7 March 2014 17:32

    could this be a returning the favor kind of thing by the kingping? Perhaps to frame the good guys who tipped-off previous major bust. No one is talking about the container load anymore.. it's under the rug..

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    Laksiri Friday, 7 March 2014 18:51

    currently world heroin supply chain chief of the staff in state tour in sri lanka and he will make sure that supply of herion to sri lanka will keep next century.that is the only assurance can be granted by Afghanistan president to any country.

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    Millan Saturday, 8 March 2014 00:27

    writer you don't have a brain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! publishing all the names of the offices who did that great job

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    Jayantha Saturday, 8 March 2014 00:48


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    M.Muttha Saturday, 8 March 2014 08:26

    Bring in laws as in Singapore and Malaysia to eradicate this menace and implement the law to the letter. via DM iPad app

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    sam Sunday, 9 March 2014 05:59

    Now they say like this , after one o two weeks .the file missing , what happen past heroin haul .nothing . That's game over . via DM iPad app

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    dr ceylon Monday, 10 March 2014 12:53

    no one arrested 250 plus narcotic case involve prime minister.

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