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Police bust drug ring linked to ’Santa’, two women arrested

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Colombo, Feb 18 (Daily Mirror) - The Piliyandala Police arrested two young women linked to large-scale drug trafficker Sithum, also known as 'Santa,' believed to be in hiding in France. 

The narcotics seized during the operation are estimated to have a street value of Rs. 1 million.

During the raid, police arrested two individuals who were not only purchasing drugs but also consuming them.

Along with the suspects, police recovered 250 grams of hashish, 15 dancing tablets, an electronic scale, and 8 mobile phones.

The Piliyandala Police received information that "Santa", who is said to be carrying out drug trafficking on a large scale from France, is carrying out his drug trafficking using young women. 

Further investigations revealed that a top floor of a building in Polgasovita, Kahathuduwa was rented out as a distribution point.

Interrogation of the detained women revealed that drug trafficking operations spanned from Boralasgamuwa to Kahathuduwa with instructions received from 'Santa' via WhatsApp.

It was revealed that 'Santa' had provided accommodation in the building to the suspects for a monthly rent of Rs. 40,000.

The earnings from drug trafficking were reportedly deposited into 'Santa's' bank account.

The two arrested women who are residents of Bandaragama and Dehiwala, along with the male suspects from Piliyandala are to be produced before the Kesbewa Magistrate's Court.


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  • Gfhhhhhhgfdd Sunday, 18 February 2024 12:49 PM

    This is just a show, iam sure the big whale is in parliament, all these are small fish, to get votes and to get IGP re appointed. Any way for any thing, only 7 more months

    Gabriella Sunday, 18 February 2024 04:44 PM

    There will be no solution until there is a death penalty enforced. All these arrests are for cosmetic purposes. The police have to make an arrest occasionally to maintain the facade of enforcement.

    Drug Situation Getting out of Hand Monday, 19 February 2024 06:57 AM

    Correct. If there is no control on the consumption of drugs, a bigger issue than the economic meltdown will be coming soon. Countries having death penalty have seen significant drop in drug consumption.

    Gabriella Sunday, 18 February 2024 04:44 PM

    There will be no solution until there is a death penalty enforced. All these arrests are for cosmetic purposes. The police have to make an arrest occasionally to maintain the facade of enforcement.

    BRING IN THE DEATH PENALTY FOR PEDDLERS, CAUSE THE DRUG LORDS OPERATE FROM OVERSEAS. Sunday, 18 February 2024 05:40 PM

    WHAT A JOKE!! SO, SANTA PREOVIDED THE BUILDING ON RENT TO THE TWO WOMEN FOR RS. 40,000 PERMONTH AND THEY DEPOSIT THE EARNINGS INTO SANTA'S BANK ACCOUNT!! NO MENTION ON WHAT THE WOMENS EARNINGS WERE? THOSE TWO WOMEN SHOULD BE MADE AN EXAMPLE OF, NOT JUST GIVEN A SLAP ON THE WRIST. CONFISCATE ALL THEIR WEALTH AND FREEZE THEIR BANK ACCOUNTS AND SANTA'S TOO.

    Raj Soma Sunday, 18 February 2024 10:03 PM

    I do agree with few comments ...These are just an eye wash arrest , the big fish out there . The country needs very harsh laws introduced like in Singapore, Malaysia ... All flights coming into the country passengers should be advised its against the law to bring in substances of any kind which is punishable with death or long term jail term. If not, its a waste of time like the Judge releasing Vehicles of the drug dealer obtained selling drugs.


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