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A soldier and an army deserter were arrested with 45 kg of heroin while travelling in a van in Horana by the Panadura Anti-vice Narcotic Unit.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that the number plate of the van was displayed as if it was an Army vehicle. The driver was also wearing an army uniform.

It was reported that the van entered the expressway at Imaduwa on the Southern Expressway and speeding towards Horana after having made its exit at the Gelanigama. 

The Spokesman said this was the fourth largest haul of narcotics seized within the period of approximately two months.

DIG Rohana said the Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva had also been informed about the raid.

He said the Army also conducting investigations into the narcotic seizure in addition to the police investigation.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

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  • Michael Ranasinghe Thursday, 25 February 2021 02:54 PM

    Heroine is now detected in Kgs . Must be dropped from space by Aliens as the big talking defense secretary stated that Sri Lanka will be narcotics free in a year .

    ranjit Thursday, 25 February 2021 05:00 PM

    "sri lankan will get free narcotics in an year"

    ranjit Thursday, 25 February 2021 02:57 PM

    our past hero

    SarangaDS Thursday, 25 February 2021 04:39 PM

    Don't discredit all our armed forces because of bad apples!


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