Sept 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka police sources say that three wealthy Sri Lankan businessmen will be arrested soon in connection with the recent recovery of a massive haul of heroin.
Sri Lanka Customs with the assistance of the Anti-Narcotics Bureau of Sri Lanka Police last month seized 260 kilo grams of heroin packed in grease tins in a container that was shipped from Pakistan. According to officials the haul was worth about 1.52 billion rupees.
The discovery was made when a container, declared to be containing lubricants, was inspected at the Custom Clearing Section at Orugodawatta.
The police arrested a Pakistani national and three Sri Lankans for questioning.
Police have revealed the connection of the businessmen with the drug smuggling operation from the telephone calls made by the Pakistani national arrested. The Pakistani national has reportedly made calls to 10 Sri Lankans.
Meanwhile, police say that the Pakistan police will also arrive in Sri Lanka in the next few weeks to conduct investigations into the drug smuggling.
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.