Dec 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka police sources say that the king pin of drug trafficking between Sri Lanka and India who is now in Pakistan custody will be extradited to Sri Lanka next week.
The Pakistani national will be produced in court in the case of smuggling over 150 kilos of heroin hidden in cans of lubricant in a shipping container.
His extradition follows the arrival of three officers of Pakistan's Anti-Narcotics Force on Monday (December 23) to investigate the heroin smuggling operation that came to light when Sri Lankan Custom officials in August this year discovered the container loaded with heroin brought to the island from Pakistan.
Sri Lanka's Customs made the discovery when the container, declared to be containing lubricants, was inspected at the Custom Clearing Section at Orugodwattta.
Following the discovery of the massive stash of heroin, the police arrested a Pakistani national and three Sri Lankans for questioning.
Sri Lanka Prime Minister's office had issued a letter requesting a reduction of demurrage for this container. However, police say that the secretary of the Prime Minister who issued the letter was unaware that the container was packed with heroin.
The Pakistan police team questioned the arrested suspects including a Pakistan national in Sri Lanka last week.
Police say that all the details of the racket have been exposed and more arrests will be made shortly.