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Four crimes orchestrated by Madush

CID analysing phone conversations

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has begun analysing telephone conversations between underworld criminal Makandure Madush, his accomplices and the victims on four major crimes believed to have been carried out under his directions, Police Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

‘Makandure Madush’, extradited from Dubai is currently detained under CID custody.

Madush was arrested by the Dubai authorities at a drug-fuelled party thrown by him at a Dubai hotel in October last year.The CID had commenced investigations on four cases suspected to have been carried out by Samarasinghe Arachchige Madush Lakshitha alias Makandure Madush while he was in Dubai.

The Police Spokesman said that the four crimes under investigation are: The killing of two prison officers and five others in Kalutara on February 27, 2017, the shooting of as police officer and killing three others in Piliyandala on May 9 2017, the killing of another underworld figure Kos Malli in Angunakolapelessa and the diamond heist in Pannipitiya.

The police spokesman said Madush had orchestrated these crimes while he was in Dubai and investigations underway are to establish his connection to these incidents. He also said that during interrogation, the CID had obtained information from Madush and recovered three weapons. One was a 9 mm pistol which was recovered from under a culvert in Weliweriya and T56 weapons and magazine in Dalupotha. Gunasekara said that the T56 had been cut and modified shortening its handle to make it easier to transport.

The Narcotics Bureau is also conducting investigations regarding his involvement in drug racketeering.

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