Last Updated : 02-10-2014 03:02

 

 
 

Video: STF nab 85 kilos of heroin

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The Police Special Task Force (STF) on Wednesday seized 85 kilogrammes of heroin with a street value of more than Rs. 680 million when they took into custody a hybrid car with two suspects on the Biyagama Road in Kelaniya.

Police said the stock was the largest heroin haul seized in the country while being transported over land.

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said the STF carried out the raid after employing decoys for about three months following a tip off they had received.

Police said the two suspects taken into custody identified as Selvathurai Ravikumar and Selvathurai Suntharaj from Maradana and Kotahena were brothers.

SSP Rohana said the main suspect who had apparently provided the heroin stock in the hybrid car to the arrested brothers is to be taken into custody and investigations are underway to nab him.

The STF that was on the trail of the racket for the past three months had been following the two brothers based on an initial tip off received from a suspect arrested on a heroin case earlier. Early this week the STF had deployed three teams to follow the two brothers on information that an important deal was to happen this week.

On Wednesday one team had been following the two brothers who were going from Kelaniya towards Biyagama in a three wheeler. At a certain point on the road they had stopped the three wheeler behind a white Hybrid car parked beside the road. At that place one of the brothers had got out of the three wheeler and got into the hybrid car and started driving off in front of the three wheeler. Then the STF men who were following them had informed a police checkpoint to stop the vehicles. On checking the car they had found the heroin haul and the two brothers were taken into custody.  

Further investigations to find out the wider network behind the racket are being carried out by the police narcotics bureau and the STF.  (Sanath Desmond and Ajith Siriwardana)



 
 

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-0+1 # Jagath Leanagej 2014-06-12 10:17
If big shots involved for this racket, definitely,poli ce will say, they made a mistake and it is "wheat flour". Wait and see.
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-0+1 # bobby 2014-06-12 10:20
What happens after they are caught? What happened to the last haul? I can't recall of any sort of punishment for that one.
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# Amschel 2014-06-12 10:24
That's good, then we will be able to buy it soon over the government channels.
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-0+1 # Public 2014-06-12 10:37
Don't the Police Department think this stuff and the culprits taken to custody are more than enough to apprehend the Main Importer/Boss and its chains?
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# Jagath Leanagej 2014-06-12 10:57
Will STF guys who raided this, transferred or sacked ?
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# Perumal 2014-06-12 12:01
Beer Gama turned to heroine Gama?
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# Waco 2014-06-12 12:21
Is our Department of Police clever enough or need further training to work back-ward and find out who brought this stock of Heroin to the country?
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# Public 2014-06-12 12:56
Who was the culprit, a politician?
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# Flummoxed 2014-06-12 13:17
is it any wonder why people are cynical, skeptical, critical?
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# Don Don 2014-06-12 13:50
When the case is taken up in courts, it will be 32 Kgs.
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-0+1 # Jagath Leanage 2014-06-12 13:51
Is Biyagama close to Kelaniya?
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# Esala 2014-06-12 14:13
Export back to Pakistan with the suspects the only country sending these to us.
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# Peter 2014-06-12 15:22
The importers will never be caught/Prosecuted. God save our younger generations.
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-0+1 # freking 2014-06-12 17:28
For poson dansala
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# Upasakaya 2014-06-12 18:54
The King pin must be a guy with connections to the Palace masquerading as a Upasakaya in public. Dressed in Neat white nationals like the wolf in sheeps clothing. What a world.
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# ds 2014-06-12 19:15
Police narcotics bureau are tthe biggest rouges.
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# Nihal BD 2014-06-12 19:44
Cheers to the Police dept, Job well done
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# podi son 2014-06-12 22:35
Well done STF however the case will be handed over to the area cops. Who will hv pressure from the higher authorities to soft peddle the case. What a shame. Watch out Sri Lanka coming colours no good.
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# Dimuthu Heendeniya 2014-06-12 23:07
Dont take 85 kilos to court . Burn 84 and produce 1 kilo to court . If not all 85 kilos will end up in Kolonnawa .
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# Asoka 2014-06-12 23:57
will our president visit the owner in a helicopter...
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# Sara 2014-06-13 10:39
Were they on there way to see some one in Kelaniya?
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# sobers 2014-06-13 10:54
Enough is Enough! speed up the inquiry and arrest and expose everyone involved. After all the STF has done a commendable job.
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# mad man 2014-06-13 13:22
A politician will venture out to say, I put some clay, 85 kg, to check how alert out Police force is and I am happy that they very capable in protecting the kids and the public from kudu.
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# sk 2014-06-13 14:45
i am sure this is only the tip of the ice berg
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# old citizen 2014-06-13 15:13
Another episode of an endless political cum criminal epic
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