110 kg of heroin worth Rs.1,100 Mn seized

Published : 9:10 am  February 6, 2019 | No comments so far |  | 


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MB_4-2By Darshana Sanjeewa  

Nearly 110 kilograms of heroin were seized at Wellawatte and Piliyandala and three suspects arrested by officers of the Excise Department’s Narcotics Unit yesterday.  

Deputy Excise Commissioner Kapila Kumarasinghe said the brown-sugar-type heroin had a street value of Rs.1,100 million.  

Mr. Kumarasinghe said two of the suspects were residents of Mount Lavinia and at the time of the arrest at Wellawatte they had 10 kg of heroin in their possession. The third suspect was taken into custody from a house at Piliyandala and had 100 kg of heroin in his possession.  

Excise officers suspect the heroin to have been smuggled into the country via sea routes. 


  • Two of the suspects were from Mt. Lavinia
  • Three suspects were arrested



The heroin may been smuggled  into the country via sea routes