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Nine Iranians arrested with heroin remanded

The Colombo Additional Magistrate Saliya Channa Abeyrathne today extend the remand of nine Iranian nationals ,who were arrested over a stock of over 100Kg of heroin worth over Rs.1 billion in the seas off the Southern Coast, till May 07.

"A stock of over 100Kg of heroin worth over Rs.1 billion was seized from the trawler and believed that another stock of some 500Kg of heroin had been dumped at sea before the officers raided the trawler", PNB added.

On a previous occasion,they concluded the investigation regarding the trawler which is currently docked at Colombo Harbour. The Magistrate issued an order directing the North commandant of the Navy  to detained the trawler in Trincomalee harbour.

The Additional Magistrate ordered the Police Narcotics Bureau to expedite the investigation regarding the incident.


 

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