Mirihana police bust drug ring run from prison


By Prasanna Samarakoon

The police personnel responsible for the arrest examining the stock of heroin taken into custody.

The Mirihana Special Anti-Vice Squad arrested a former airman with 1,600 packets of heroin with a street value of about one million rupees at Ratmalana yesterday.

The suspect admitted that he had been working for an underworld figure currently serving a sentence at the Welikada Prison. The suspect distributed heroin to locations named by the prison over the telephone. Heroin had been distributed in Ratmalana, Dehiwala, Moratuwa, Katubedda and Piliyandala.

The suspect (42) was a resident of Katubedda area, police said.

The Mirihana police are conducting further investigations.


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