|Monday, 5 July 2004|
by Sarath Malalasekera
A Pakistani with 884 grams of heroin valued over Rs. 1.6 million concealed in his travelling bag was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
Customs Superintendent D.H.J.W. Ponnamperuma of the Customs Narcotics Control Unit assisted by Assistant Superintendent Jagath Gunathilleke apprehended the man who arrived in an Emirates flight from Dubai.
Customs Assistant Director K. Premanath who conducted the preliminary inquiry handed over the suspect and the production to the Police Narcotics Bureau for further investigations.
Customs Baggage and Narcotics Director S. Ramachandran directed investigations.
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