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* Sri Lanka police seek international support to arrest drug lords
Mon, Jul 28, 2014, 12:11 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 28, Colombo: The Police Narcotic Bureau of Sri Lanka has intensified the operations to apprehend about 30 drug dealers who smuggle heroin to the island.

The majority of these drug dealers have fled the country to escape arrest and operate from overseas in countries like Pakistan, India and Dubai.

Sri Lanka has sought the support of Pakistan to arrest G.V. Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda who has recently smuggled several containers containing heroin into the island. He is believed to be based in Pakistan.

Mohammed Wakeem Mohammed Siddik who is believed to be based in Dubai is another major smuggler of heroin to Sri Lanka.

Sinnaiah Gunasekaran alias Kimbulaele Guna is believed to be in Tamil Nadu operating his business in Sri Lanka.

The three individuals are operating from overseas and wanted by Interpol while police are seeking to arrest several other major drug dealers operating within the island.

Some drug dealers who are in jail are also handling the trade by way of their cohorts, police say.

The Police Narcotic Bureau compiles a database of drug related cases that are reported from Island wide Police Stations and evaluates the extent of the drug threat to Sri Lanka. Based on this necessary pro-active measures are taken with new strategic thinking to nab drug cartels.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka police seize nine kilos of heroin belong to drug barons living overseas

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