Seven held in heroin distribution racket | Daily News


 

Seven held in heroin distribution racket

A heroin distribution racket operating through the ‘Ezy Cash’ system was busted on Tuesday by the Panadura Division Law Enforcement Unit, when they arrested seven persons, including the mastermind from Mihidugama in Ratnapura. He had engaged in this trade in the Ratnapura and Horana areas using a rented car and three motorcycles with heroin valued at over Rs 500,000.

The suspects had rented three houses in Horana, paying Rs 18,000 and 15,000 as monthly rent.

The main suspect has had two cases of heroin peddling and a gold chain theft pending before the Ratnapura Magistrate’s court, Police said.

They were produced before the Horana Magistrate and obtained a detention order to be questioned further regarding the heroin racket operated by them.


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