Suspect nabbed with Rs 20M heroin

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By 2017-11-23

A suspect in possession of two kilograms of heroin, valued at a market price of Rs 20 million was arrested by the Department of Excise, in Chilaw yesterday (22) evening.

Sources at the Department told Ceylon Today that the arrest was made by the officers of the Narcotics Unit attached to the Department. The arrest was made during a raid conducted at the Karukapane beach in Chilaw, based on an intelligence report.

The Department officials said that the suspect was arrested with the contraband and had claimed that the drug stock had been smuggled into the country from India via sea transport. The arrested suspect, a resident of Kolaniwella, Chilaw was produced before the Chilaw Magistrate's Court yesterday.

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