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* Sri Lanka ruling party ally asks police to investigate the raid on heroin stock by Customs
Sat, Dec 14, 2013, 12:26 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 14, Colombo: An Ally of Sri Lanka's governing party, the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has written to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) calling for a police investigation into the largest haul of heroin that was confiscated by the Customs Department in August.

JHU Leader, Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera said that he has written to the IGP calling on the police to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter.

At least 131 kilo grams of heroin hidden in cans packed into a container, which is supposedly contained lubricants and sent from the Pakistani port of Karachi, was seized on August 30th.

The JHU Leader said that a proper investigation would reveal the person responsible for the importing of the heroin.

A coordinating secretary to the Prime Minister was relieved of his post for requesting the Customs to release the container that contained the heroin.

According to Ven. Sobitha Thero, investigations into serious matters are carried out at snail pace although they should be carried out with much vigor and enthusiasm.

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