Sri Lankan national arrested in Kerala arms bust case | Daily News

Sri Lankan national arrested in Kerala arms bust case

The National Investigation Agency has arrested a drugs and arms trafficker in connection with the Vizhinjam Arms case.

The accused has been identified as a Sri Lankan national, Arasaratinam Ramesh. The case was registered in April in Kerala following the seizure of illegal arms and ammunition from the accused who was aboard a Sri Lankan fishing boat. A huge quantity of drugs was seized from during the operation.

Investigation found that the accused was in the illegal possession of five AK-47 rifles, 1,000 numbers of 9 mm ammunition. The case was later taken over by the NIA. The accused is the brother of Suresh Raj, who had earlier been arrested. Ramesh had been assisting Raj in the collection of arms, ammunition and trafficking of drugs. During search conducted at his rented premises in Ernakulam earlier, the NIA had seized incriminating documents relating to the transactions of drugs and arms.

- One India

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