Navy assists apprehension of 03 suspects with heroin

The Navy, during coordinated search operations carried out with the Police STF, apprehended 03 suspects for possession of heroin in Kadawatha and Udawalawa areas on 28th and 29th August 2020.

Accordingly, naval personnel attached to the Western Naval Command, during a combined search operation carried out with the assistance of Rajagiriya Police STF, had apprehended a motorcyclist in possession of about 02g of heroin set to be sold in Kirillawala area on 28th August. Further interrogation from the suspect headed the raiding party to nab another person with about 11g and 6mg of heroin in Ihala Karagahamula, Kadawatha and seizure of an electric scale in his possession.

In a separate development, the Southern Naval Command along with the officials of Udawalawa Police STF collared another suspect for possession of 100mg of heroin at the dam of Udawalawa. It was also revealed that the suspect had links with drug traffickers in Colombo.

The accused who are from 30 to 41 years of age have been identified as residents of Kadawatha and Ethiliwewa areas. Meanwhile, the suspects along with the narcotic substance, motorbike and electric scale were handed over to the Kadawatha Police and Udawalawa Police STF for onward legal action.