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Rs. 85 million belonging to two drug dealers is to be confiscated, following investigations after the arrest of a Liberian national possessing 30 kilogrammes of heroin, police said.

Following information obtained from the arrested Liberian two more people were arrested with 10 kilogrammes of heroin in the Hikkaduwa area.

The two main suspects were identified as Wasantha Mendis from Moratuwa and Vidura Soyza from Ratgama who are reported to have gone abroad.

After several investigations the Police Narcotics Bureau found several bank accounts with Rs. 40 million lying in their favour in addition to diamonds and gems worth Rs. 15 million recovered from lockers belonging to a suspect.

A woman and another person were also taken into custody for managing and maintaining of the accounts.

Meanwhile, Rs. 30 million lying in favour of the other suspect’s accounts was also recovered and a person was taken into custody for managing and maintaining the accounts.

Police are conducting further investigations over property belonging to the suspects. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • asitha Monday, 03 March 2014 05:37 PM

    pl go through last year, he distributed day calander,It indicate how he transport heroin to srilanka,so many company with name sanvik group,not only that all katubedda area people know he is doing this business.one time he escape giving huge money, if indipendent inquire is going like austrailia,canada,britin, most politician & high rank police officers also in trouble.

    Fawzan Monday, 03 March 2014 05:52 PM

    When state intend to confiscicate following drug dealer's asset?

    Rohan Tuesday, 04 March 2014 02:09 AM

    Great work. please continue. via DM Android App

    Gilchrist Rajasuriar Monday, 03 March 2014 10:35 PM

    These are the distributors in the retail market. What about confiscating of wealth from those involved in the Heroin found in containers?.They are the importers and source of the problem.

    Good Citizen Tuesday, 04 March 2014 12:18 AM

    Hopefully the money will be used for good cause and it should be transparent.

    jim pappa Tuesday, 04 March 2014 03:20 AM

    Rs. 85m. only? Probably the tip of the iceberg.

    Andrew Pitugala Tuesday, 04 March 2014 03:23 AM

    Good, but how will the 80 m be accounted for? Will it go into someones pocket and what about the container load detected quite some time ago ???

    Kandy King Tuesday, 04 March 2014 04:25 AM

    How many top ministers are paying???


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