Sunday, 19th September 2021

Heroin smuggling: 4 arrested and Ex-Airman

Colombo, Sep 09 (BAN/ AD): On Sunday police in an swift operation has arrested 4 people including 2 women and an Ex airman over heroin smuggling in Kurunegala. The smuggling was being carried out through a EZ-Cash mobile cash transaction service. Four of the suspects were arrested while they were traveling in a car on the Colombo-Kurunegala Road.

Kurunegala Police on receipt of a tip that a group conducting large scale heroin deals were traveling, intercepted the vehicle near Navinna roundabout on the Colombo-Kurunegala Road.

There were two women, two men and two small children in the car at the time and upon inspection the police found 14.24 grams of heroin in the possession of the suspects. The police also found Rs. 1,375,000 earned from the drug deals.

The police identified the four suspects as Abeysinghe Mudiyanselage Charith Lakshan Abeysinghe, 33, Modarwatte, Uyandana, Mallowapitiya, Keeragala Arachchilage Aruna Kumara Dissanayake, 28, Bandaranayakepura, Malkaduwawa, Kurunegala and their wives, Nambukaragamage Chandima Sanjivani, 29 and Maureen Hasanjali Isurika Gunasena, 26 respectively.

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