Joseph Kumara alias ‘Josa’, a close accomplice of notorious underworld kingpin 'Makandure Madush' has been taken into custody by the Kalutara Police Law Enforcement Unit at his residence in Welipenna a short while ago.
Police said the suspect, a 38-year-old former soldier, was taken into custody along with his three other supporters.
Police had recovered a 9 mm pistol, a magazine with bullets and five grammes of heroin in his possession.
The suspects would be produced before the Mathugama Magistrate tomorrow. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)