Heroin haul seized in seas off Galle belongs to ‘Kudu Thamil’



Investigations have revealed that the heroin stock worth Rs.4.5 billion seized by the Navy for the second time in a row in the deep seas off Galle also belonged to ‘Dewundara Kudu Thamil’.

The heroin haul seized by the navy a few days ago in the seas off of Dondra worth Rs.4 billion also belonged to Kudu Thamil, said the police.

The weight of the heroin haul seized in the seas off Galle is 225 kg and five smugglers from Sri Lanka were also taken into custody by the Navy.

The multi-day fishing vessel belonged to a businessman in Kudawella and the suspects are residents of Dondra, Matara and Kudawella.

Information regarding the transportation of this drug stock was revealed during an investigation by the Police Narcotics Bureau and the State Intelligence Service about three weeks ago.  

Accordingly, the navy was informed about the vessel loaded with these drugs.

It is suspected that this stock of heroin may have been brought from India. Navy sources said that the fishing vessel with heroin was brought to the Colombo Port last morning.

The Police Narcotics Bureau and the Navy are conducting investigations.

(The Island)


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