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STF nets ‘Kudu Nuwan’ in Kadawatha

Noted drug dealer Nuwan Udaya Gunathilaka (39) alias “Kudu Nuwan,” had been arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) in Ihalakaragahamuna, Kadawatha yesterday.

The suspect was taken into custody after a hand grenade was found hidden in the ceiling in a house.The search was carried out on a tip-off received by the STF in this regard.

The suspect will be produced before the Mahara Magistrate Courts today. Kadawatha Police said that the suspect was wanted over several cases pending against him including murder, sexual assault, extortion, drug peddling and underworld activities.