Pakistani arrested with 2.85kg of heroin

2019-07-11 at 10:36

A Pakistan national in possession of 2.85kg of heroin has been arrested from a hotel in Colpetty.

The suspect was arrested during a raid carried out by the officers attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau and the Police Special Task Force.

During interrogations, it was revealed that the suspect, who arrived in the island last Sunday, had made arrangements to leave for South Africa in the next few days.

The 48 year old suspect is due to be produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate Court today.

He is expected to be held under detention order.

Further investigation into the incident is being carried out by the Police Narcotics Bureau.