June 16, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has ordered to further detain two suspects arrested with over 85 kilograms of heroin in their possession.
Mahara Additional Magistrate Mahinda Prabath Ranasinghe granted the police Narcotics Bureau approval to detain the two suspects caught last week with the heroin haul for further questioning.
The Narcotics Bureau sought permission to detain the suspects for further questioning to verify their links to other drug deals.
The magistrate ordered the suspects to be produced in court on June 18.
The suspects who are siblings from Colombo were apprehended by police Special Task Force on June 11 at Kelaniya based on information provided by an agent.
The police believe the suspects were mere couriers of two drug dealers identified as Wele Suda and Mohammed Siddik who are believed to be hiding in foreign countries.
The Police believe the two dealers are hiding in Pakistan, Dubai or Singapore. Interpol has issued warrants to arrest them.
It has been revealed that they are remotely controlling the drug trade in Sri Lanka communicating over the phones and it is believed the heroin cache was snuggled to Sri Lanka from Pakistan by the two kingpins.