Pakistani couple arrested at BIA

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Pakistani couple arrested at BIA


Untitled-1By Darshana Sanjeewa and Sanath Desmond   

A Pakistani couple was arrested with 2.7 kilos of heroin worth Rs. 30 million by the Police Narcotics Bureau ( PNB ) at the Bandaranaike International Airport yesterday morning.   


Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said the suspects, a 54-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were arrested when they attempted to smuggle in the drugs hidden in a false bottom of their bag.   

The arrested suspects were detained for questioning for seven-days after being produced in the Minuwangoda Magistrate Court yesterday.   

Meanwhile, PNB Director SSP TCA Danapala said a total of 173 local and foreign suspects have been arrested by the officials of the PNB for heroin possession this year.   

He said around 20 kgs of heroin stock had been seized from their possession.   

SSP Danapala said 31 foreign suspects were arrested this year and fourteen of them were from Pakistan.