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Heroin smuggler nabbed

A suspect was arrested while he was smuggling heroin to the Anuradhapura sacred area with over five grams of heroin by officials of the Anuradhapura Division Toxic Narcotics Unit.

He was arrested on a tip-off that he was carrying heroin in a bus from Colombo to Vavuniya. Accordingly, he was nabbed in Viharahalmmillakulama with a 5g and 130 mg heroin in a packet.

The value of the heroin seized is about Rs.100,000, Police said.

The suspect had taken heroin from Maligawatte in Colombo and smuggled it to racketeers who were selling them on the pretext of selling flowers at the Ruwanweli Stupa in Anuradhapura.

He had been involved in the business for a long time. He was used to visit Colombo by buses. Police said the suspect had never used his mobile phone for racketing heroin and when it was checked to uncover the main dealers of the racket, suspicious numbers were not found.

The suspect is a 36-year-old resident of Viharapalugama in Viharahalmillakulame. He was ordered to be remanded by the Anuradhapura Magistrate’s Court on Saturday. 

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