Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) and the Criminal Investigation Department today (31) found 278 kg of heroin and 5 kg of cocaine.
This is the largest haul of heroin found in Sri Lanka.
Two Bangladeshi nationals had also been arrested in Dehiwala in connection with this haul of heroin. The suspects are currently being questioned at the PNB.
The value of the seized heroin is estimated to be Rs 3,336 million, the seized cocaine is estimated to be worth Rs 75 million, Police Spokesperson said.
This haul of heroin was seized by Police Inspector Subodha, the same officer who led the mission that found 231 kg of heroin in Beruwala.
Drug raids are moving ahead under the leadership of PNB DIG Sanjeewa Medawatte and with the support of the CID.
However, former PNB IP Neomal Rangajeewa, who has become a Facebook hero, might come forward to claim the credit for this raid as well. Reportedly, he is saying that he had information about it but he was not able to take action. Rangajeewa and his followers are trying to imply that there is no PNB without Rangajeewa. But its officers have proven that it’s not true.