Sept 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka police sources say that the Pakistan drug control division and India's Q Branch will arrive in the island in the coming weeks to probe the massive cache of heroin recovered from a container imported from Pakistan.
Sources further said that a special team of a narcotics unit of the Ministry of Justice of the United States has also arrived in Sri Lanka to probe this massive racket.
A cache of 270 kilograms of drugs hidden in cans of lubricants were found in the 20-foot container. The haul is reportedly worth about Rs. 1.5 billion.
Police acting on a tip took measures to probe the container thoroughly with the support of the Customs Department.
Meanwhile, police sources say that the Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratna's office had been misled by the racketeers to issue letters to the customs ordering the release of the suspected container.
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.
Police have focused on to find whether there were any monetary deals behind the racket.