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Customs Revenue Task Force (RTF) officials today seized the largest-ever stock of heroin in Sri Lanka with the detection of more than 100 kilogrammes worth some one billion rupees imported from Pakistan.

 The stock of heroin was found inside a 40-foot container packed in tins describing the contents as grease.

The market value for one kilogramme of heroin is between Rs.5.5 million and Rs.6.5 million.

RTF Chief and Customs Director Mali Piyasena said the container had arrived from Karachi on July 3 and by that time the Customs had been informed about the suspicious container.

“So we waited till the importers came to clear it. We arrested them on Thursday evening when they came to pay Customs duty. They were handed over to the police,” he said. “We are still weighting the heroin and we know for a fact that it is the largest ever stock of heroin stock detected in Sri Lanka.”

Four suspects including a Pakistani and the local importer were taken into custody by the Police Western Province Intelligence Bureau.(Supun Dias)















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  • Riyaz Friday, 30 August 2013 12:30 PM

    what a way to boost bilateral way !

    Namasthe Je Friday, 30 August 2013 12:46 PM

    Keep them behind the bars for their life time!!!!!

    Lil Friday, 30 August 2013 12:53 PM

    Check The Potato and Onion from Pakistan. You can find more. Specialy in the spoilt Potato and Onion containers

    janmanjanmanj Friday, 30 August 2013 12:53 PM

    The suspect will be released in a day or two saying that the catch was not heroin.

    Arun Friday, 30 August 2013 02:40 PM

    do we have this much of heroin Consumers in Sri Lanka?

    Rajan lazarus Friday, 30 August 2013 03:03 PM

    Wonder of Asia must be the transit point, we should not let the main dealer

    Laminate Friday, 30 August 2013 10:17 AM

    Good Catch....

    Sujee Saturday, 31 August 2013 10:59 AM

    There is no mentioning about who the importer was. Usually, these confiscated drugs go to the Government Analyst Department, and from their go back to the owner from the back-door

    sami Friday, 30 August 2013 10:31 AM

    the owner is none other than Bartha's killer. soor you have to release they on the instructions of st citizan of Sri Lanka

    Rana Friday, 30 August 2013 10:33 AM

    How many Kilos missing???

    Shah Friday, 30 August 2013 04:29 PM

    no wonder in Srilanka,in no time guys become rich.I think in this case nobody will be brought to books.

    Sulang Kurulla Saturday, 31 August 2013 11:39 AM

    Either it should be Dumiya Boy or Uncle Maruvin for sure !


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