Duo arrested with heroin to be detained & questioned

December 6, 2018

Court today granted approval to detain and question the two suspects arrested in Beruwala with heroin worth more than Rs.2.7 billion.

Police said the detention order was issued after the suspects were produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate this afternoon.

The two suspects were arrested with 231 kilograms of heroin worth Rs.2.7 billion this morning.

The raid was carried out when the two were transporting the stock of heroin via boat.

Police said this was the largest stock of heroin that was seized in the country’s history.

Police said the stock of heroin was packaged in Pakistan.