SUV crashes, 70 kg of cannabis found | Daily News

SUV crashes, 70 kg of cannabis found

Suspects leave behind hired car at 3.30 am:

Maradana Police have launched investigations following recovery of 70 kilos of Kerala cannabis from a car that had crashed onto the flyover bridge at Maradana and hit its central island.

The vehicle’s front wheel had dislodged and there is severe damage to the vehicle, police said.

The accident had occurred between 3.30 am and 4.00 am.

Maradana Police officers had reached the spot within minutes of its occurring when the occupants had fled the scene on seeing them. Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said the occupants had abandoned it, as it was carrying 17 bags of weed weighing about 70 kilograms with a street value of Rs.7 million.”

He said the car had been given for the use of a certain rent-a-car establishment located in Bambalapitiya about four months back.

The suspects in the incident had hired it from the rent-a-car-on business on February 11.

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