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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2620

Sri Lanka’s largest heroin haul came from Pakistan

Colombo, 04 January, (

The largest heroin haul found to-date in Sri Lanka came from Pakistan.

The cache, valued at SL Rs 3.3 billion (US $ 18 million) was found from Dehiwela suburb by police on 31 December.

Two Bangladeshis were netted by the Police with 3 kilos of heroin at a house at Templers Road, Mt Lavinia. These were wrapped in cake boxes. The Bangladeshis were waiting to meet the Lankan dealer here when the Police netted them on a tipoff.

It was when the Police body-searched both of them that they came across an unexpected pair of keys-one of which to operate a roller door. The suspects were not forthcoming to answer about the keys but on the pressure of Police, they revealed that they are keys to an apartment at 56 A, Kawdana Road, Attidiya. Upon rounding up the apartment and entering it, the police realized it was not just a heroin hideaway but a major distribution centre.

The Police now believe that it was from here that all major heroin hauls sent across Sri Lanka have been originating.

It is now believed that the heroin haul of December 31 originated from Pakistan.
Further investigations continue.

- Asian Tribune -

Sri Lanka’s largest heroin haul came from Pakistan
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