Three Maldivian nationals and a Pakistani national were arrested with two kilos of heroin worth Rs. 20 million in Mount Lavinia last night by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB).
Director of the PNB, SSP Kamal Silva said the raid was conducted on the information gathered from suspects who were already in custody. Silva said that at least 10 Maldivian nationals were arrested in the last six months on charges of heroin smuggling.
He said investigations revealed that the Pakistani national was of a main handler. SSP Silva said the suspects would be detained for further questioning after they were produced in court.(Darshana Sanjeewa)