Two drug peddlers and a woman arrested

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Makandure Madush’s accountant, an accomplice and drug peddler Chamil’s wife among them


By Darshana Sanjeewa  

The man who handled the finances of notorious underworld kingpin Makandure Madush,  another of his accomplices and leading drug peddler Devundara Chamil’s wife were arrested by the STF during a raid in Pettah on Saturday on a tip off received by the STF intelligence unit.  

They were charged with drug smuggling and possession of heroin.  

Investigations revealed that the accomplice identified as Akila who handled the finances was also involved in drug smuggling. The STF also recovered 7,700 miligrams of heroin, two bank pass books and three mobile phones which were in the possession of the suspect at the time of his arrest.  They also recovered 2,590 milligrams of heroin, a car, an apple iPad and an iPhone belonging to the woman identified as Ishanka Savithri who is also known to be Akila’s paramour. 

The suspects were handed over to the Organized Crimes Prevention Division for further investigations.