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
Sri Lanka's John Keels Holdings PBT for 2016 Rs. 19.2 billion, Recurring Profits up by 10 percent
-- [1 hour and 28 minutes ago]
Japan grants Rs. 318 million to Sri Lanka for human resources development
-- [2 hours ago]
CID gets court order to probe financial records of three former security officers of former Sri Lankan President
-- [2 hours ago]
Two Frontline Socialist Party members arrested for protesting over imprisoning party leader
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government sets up a new Office of Missing Persons
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka PM says special program implemented to rebuild the lives of disaster stricken people
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Minister apologizes for using inappropriate language in parliament
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka appeals for US$ 2 billion international aid to recover after floods and landslides
-- [5 hours ago]
Pakistan hands over 2nd consignment of relief good for Sri Lanka flood victims
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President leaves for Japan to attend G7 summit
-- [7 hours ago]

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.