A drug trafficker was arrested with heroin worth around Rs 20 million in Karukapana coastal belt in Chilaw, said the Excise Department.
The suspect was arrested with a stock of 2 kilograms of heroin by the Colombo Narcotics Unit of Excise Department last night (21).
The raid was the result of investigations carried out using undercover officers over a long period of time, said Excise Superintend S.K. Wanigathunge.
The stock of heroin is believed to have been smuggled to the country from India.
The 39-year old suspect has been identified as a resident of Kolaniyawella, Chilaw and will be produced before the Chilaw Magistrate today (22).
Further investigations into the incident are being carried out by the Excise Department.
(under the courtesy of adaderana.lk news web)