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  • The police also seized 48 bank cheques amounting to Rs.9.8 million, 24 cheque books, four mobile phones, two swords and a luxury car

By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya   

A drug trafficker, Priyantha, alias “Veyangoda Hettaya” has been arrested on possession of five grams of heroin in Veyangoda yesterday.   
Police said the suspect was arrested for engaging in heroin trafficking in Gampaha and Veyangoda areas.   

 

  • Investigations revealed that the 41-year-old suspect had illegally transferred over Rs.23 million through three bank accounts

 Investigations revealed that the 41-year-old suspect had illegally transferred over Rs.23 million through three bank accounts.    At the time of his arrest, the police also seized 48 bank cheques amounting to Rs.9.8 million, 24 cheque books, four mobile phones, two swords and a luxury car.   
Police said the suspect would be detained for seven days for further questioning after being produced in courts.   


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