Two persons including a woman have been arrested with 68kg of heroin during a search operation conducted at Denagama in Deiyandara, Matara this morning, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
He said the Matara Division Crimes Detective Bureau has recovered the heroin following a search of a car.
The arrested suspects were identified as a 38- year old woman from Kandy and 32 year old man from Katana.
Meanwhile, the spokesman said that it has been noticed that the Southern part of the country, especially Weligama, Midigama and Matara area is becoming the hub of the heroin distribution business in the country.
Therefore, he said the police are taking a stern action against the perpetrators and conducting constant operations.