Sept 03, Colombo: Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), a coalition party of Sri Lankan government has asked the government to thoroughly check all the imports to the island, especially from Pakistan, for dangerous drugs.
JHU national organizer Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said the identity behind the drug dealing in the island has been revealed with the latest finding of a massive cache of heroin in a container brought from Pakistan.
He also urged the authorities to focus on the kingpins of the racket instead of penalizing the minor figures linked with the incident.
Warnasinghe emphasized that a careful observation of local businesses linked with Pakistan and Afghanistan is essential under the pretext.
He said that Sri Lanka has become the Wonder of South Asia by being a hub of drug dealing.
A 260 kilo gram stock of heroin worth billions of rupees was seized on Friday by Sri Lankan Narcotics Bureau and the Customs Department from a container which had arrived in Sri Lanka from Pakistan. The discovery was made when a container, declared to be containing lubricants, was inspected at the Custom Clearing Section at Orugodawatta.
The police have arrested a Pakistani national and three Sri Lankans for questioning.
Sri Lanka's National Dangerous Drugs Control Board says the country is a transit point for drugs coming mostly from Pakistan, Afghanistan and India and heading to European countries.