By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya
Two persons including a woman were arrested with 68Kg of Heroin during a search operation conducted yesterday morning in Denagama in Deiyandara, Matara, the police said.
Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the Matara Police Division’s Crime Detective Bureau had discovered a stock of heroin when police sleuths searched a car.
The arrested suspects were identified as a 38-year-old woman from Kandy and a 32-year-old man from Katana.
DIG Rohana went on to say that several main areas of Southern Sri Lanka, especially Weligama, Midigama and Matara have been identified to be rapidly becoming hubs for the distribution of narcotics.
Therefore, he said the police are taking stern action against the perpetrators and conducting constant operations.