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  • Police arrested the suspects with 15 grams of heroin, two motorcycles, Rs. 56,000 in cash

 

By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya  

Four persons including a prison guard and a civil worker attached to the Sri Lanka Air Force had been arrested for drug trafficking at the Mahara Prison, Police said.  

The Veyangoda Police arrested the suspects with 15 grams of heroin, two motorcycles, Rs. 56,000 in cash, 15 bank account pass books, 13 ATM cards, five mobile phones and an electronic scale.  “Investigations have revealed that a drug trafficker known as Chaminda alias ‘Ragara’ who is currently detained at the Mahara Prison was operating the drug traffic ring being inside the cell,” an officer said.  The Police recovered ATM cards, currency, heroin, bank books and a mobile phone from the possession of the prison guard attached to the Mahara Prison. The civil worker attached to the SLAF has had three grams of heroin.  


During investigations it was also found that Dinesh alias ‘Podi Goiya’ was the main accomplice of ‘Ragara’ operating the drug trafficking and its network outside the prison, the
officer said.   

 


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