Heroin worth Rs. 16 mn seized

A couple was arrested in Attidiya on Saturday with 855 gms of heroin worth Rs. 16 million and Rs. 41,000 in their possession, by the Mount Lavinia Divisional Crime Investigation Unit.

The suspect couple were involved in drug trafficking under underworld kingpin Mervin Jana who is serving a term at the Boossa Prison and his partner who is still operating the errant business from overseas.

The suspects are residents of Attidiya and engaged in drug trafficking for quite a long period of time. They were distributing heroin in Kandy, Mawanella, Maharagama, Mount Lavinia, Boralasgamuwa and Attidiya.

Police said that the suspects had packed the heroin in smaller packets at their residence in Attidiya. The male suspect is 37 years old while the female is 35 years old.

The raid was made on a tip-off received by SI Chanaka. The officials seized packets of heroin which were prepared for sale, money, a small electronic scale, bank passbook and two mobile phones used in the trafficking.

by dailynews sri lanka

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