Accomplice of drug kingpin ‘Lasa’ nabbed with heroin worth of Rs.2.4mn

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By Darshana Sanjeewa  

An accomplice of drug dealer Keselwatte Lasantha alias ‘Lasa’ was arrested by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) with 201.1 grammes of heroin worth Rs. 2.4 million at Bandaranayakapura in Welikada on Monday. 
Police said the suspect had been handled by ‘Lasa’ who is currently in prison.  ‘Lasa’ who was arrested by the Keselwatta Police in 2001 with 202 grammes of heroin has been convicted in 2008 for life imprisonment by the Colombo High Court.  


The arrested suspect was identified as a 44-year-old resident of Borella.  


The suspect will be produced in the Hulftsdorp Magistrate’s Court seeking a seven-day detention order.  


The PNB officials conducted the raid on the instruction of DIG Sajeewa Medawatta and direction of SSP T.C.A. Dhanapala.  


Meanwhile, a 26-year-old woman from Ratmalana had been arrested within the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court premises with 22 packets of heroin last morning, police said.  


They said the heroin packets were recovered from the woman’s possession when the police examined her.  


The woman has been handed over to the Mount Lavinia Police for further investigation.  

 

‘Lasa’ who was arrested by the Keselwatta Police in 2001 with 202 grammes of heroin has been convicted in 2008 for life imprisonment by the Colombo High Court

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