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08 suspects arrested in connection with drug racket: Excise Dept employee and bank manager among them

May 28, Colombo (LNW): Alawathugoda Police have apprehended eight individuals in connection with a drug trafficking operation.

Among those arrested are an employee of the Excise Department and a person purportedly serving as a manager at a private bank, according to Police.

The arrests led to the seizure of various drugs, including heroin, crystal methamphetamine (‘Ice’), and cannabis, along with a digital scale and approximately Rs. 10,000 in cash.

The court has authorised the detention and questioning of the Excise Department employee and the private bank manager until May 29.

The suspects were apprehended following information obtained from an individual previously arrested by Alawathugoda Police for heroin distribution.

Investigations into the matter are ongoing.

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