Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka police seize nine kilos of heroin belong to drug barons living overseas
Wed, Jul 16, 2014, 12:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have recovered nine kilograms of heroin worth Rs. 63 million when the suspects were engaged in transporting them.

Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that the police seized the nine kilograms of heroin in Nedimala, Kadawatha Road last night when a suspect was transporting the stash.

When the officials inspected the vehicle they found the heroin, packed in nine separate packets, each weighing a kilogram.

The Spokesman added that so far this year the police have seized 133 kilograms of narcotics and arrested 12 suspects who had links to the international drug trade.

He said the information on the latest arrest was received from the suspects who were recently arrested in Biyagama on Kelaniya road with 85 kilograms of heroin which were found in their possession on.

Police arrested a suspect, identified as Chinthaka Kumara Dias, a resident of Mirihana, Nugegoda.

SSP Rohan said that the heroin seized today belonged to two drug kingpins, called, Gampola Vidanalage Samantha Kumara a.k.a. Wele Suda and Mohammed Siddeek and the suspect arrested works for them.

The Police had released the photographs of the two drug dealers who were reportedly hiding in Dubai or Pakistan and handling drug mafia in Sri Lanka. The police had issued an Interpol Red Notice on Samantha Kumara.

SSP Rohana said the police are closely working with Sri Lanka Customs, Department of Excise, Department of Immigration and Emigration to combat the drug trade.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Former Sri Lankan President's son Yoshitha Rajapaksa further remanded
-- [52 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Navy assists Coast Guard to arrest 12 Indian fishermen
-- [1 hour and 5 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's new Attorney General takes oaths
-- [1 hour and 16 minutes ago]
Investigations on fraud, corruption are being conducted properly and systematically, PM says
-- [1 hour and 34 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka stock exchange issues request for suppliers of Central Counter Party
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to review former government's Airbus deal, US$ 12 million penalty if cancelled
-- [3 hours ago]
Human Rights Watch criticizes former Army commander's appointment to parliament
-- [4 hours ago]
US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor funds $ 500,000 grant for Strengthening Investigative Journalism in Sri Lanka
-- [8 hours ago]
Former Chief Minister Pillayan further remanded till February 24
Matthew Abeysinghe breaks Julian Bolling’s record for most gold at SAG

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.