Main associate of drug leader ‘Keselwatte Dinuka’ arrested

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By Darshana Sanjeewa  

33-year-old Vidanage Asanka Sanjeewa, a main associate of the notorious drug leader ‘Keselwatte Dinuka’, was arrested by the Police Special Task Force on charges of possessing 10 grams of heroin at Keselwatta on Tuesday night.  


Police said Keselwatte Dinuka is residing abroad and Asanka who is a resident in Colombo 12, was handling Dinuka’s drug network.


Following a tip off, he was arrested near the Gunasinghapura housing scheme and handed over to the Organized Crimes Prevention Division.  


Meanwhile, the Galewela Police on Tuesday evening in Galewela, arrested a long term drug peddlar who was engaged in trafficking from Colombo to Jaffna. 26-year-old, Kesha Moorthi Kismeprasath, a resident of Sebastian Mawatha in Colombo 12 was arrested on possessing 25 grams of heroin.  

 

Keselwatte Dinuka is residing abroad and Asanka who is a resident in Colombo 12, was handling Dinuka’s drug network


Investigation revealed that the suspect was a heroin addict who was being operated by a drug dealer in the Keselwatta area. Police said the suspect was given heroin by the dealer, for his consumption, prior to boarding the bus from Colombo to Jaffna, with the parcel of heroin which was then collected by an individual in Jaffna. The Galewela Police on a tip off, had arrested the suspect who had been in a Jaffna bound bus with the parcel of heroin.  


The suspect would be detained for questioning after being produced in the Galewela Magistrate’s Court.  

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