Couple nabbed with Rs.24 mn worth heroin

The Police Narcotics Bureau attached to the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) arrested two persons early last morning for the possession of heroin.

The Indian man and his wife had arrived from Chennai, India around 2.40 last morning and were arrested on suspicion.

The BIA Narcotics officers had checked the couple’s baggage and found 2kg and 40 grams of heroin concealed in a false bottom of their luggage. The stock of heroin has been estimated at around Rs. 24 million.

The wife of the suspect had been arrested on charges of aiding and abating in the illegal transport of heroin.

The couple were scheduled to be produced before the Negombo Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Further investigations are being carried out by the Narcotics Bureau.

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