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Sri Lanka’s largest heroin haul:

Interpol help sought to arrest Kosgoda Sujee, four others

Colombo Fort Acting Magistrate Deemani Baddewela yesterday issued an open warrant written in English through Interpol for the arrest of five wanted drug traffickers, including Bangladesh National Somon Skeikh Ahmed Hussain.

The other four Sri Lankans are Antony Michael Morril, Sujeewa de Silva alias “Kosgoda Sujee”, Mahommed Shiran Basiz and Makeem Abdul Raheem.

The Magistrate made this order after considering the request made by the Police Narcotics Bureau.

The PNB informed court that the interrogation of the suspects had revealed that the heroin was sent to Sri Lanka by five notorious drug traffickers including Kosgoda Sujee who is currently in hiding in Dubai.

“On February 23 evening, PNB and STF officers busted a heroin racket at a popular shopping complex car park in Kollupitiya and seized over 294 kilogrammes of heroin.

Two suspects and two vans were taken into custody. The two suspects were produced in court and on a court order, they were detailed at the PNB office last week and interrogated.

Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said the two suspects who were detained by the PNB at their office during the whole of last week and questioned, had revealed to the PNB officers the identities of five of the main racketeers who are behind the largest heroin haul detected in the country.

“All five of them have now fled the country and are currently believed to be in Dubai. They have been identified as Antony Michael Moril, a resident of Kirulapone, Mahommed Shiran Basiz from Kalubowila, Jagamuni Sujeewa Silva alias Kosgoda Sujee, Makeem Abdul Raheem from Thotawatte, Panadura whose brother was also arrested recently for possession of drugs. The fifth suspect is a Bangladeshi national named Ahamed Husain,” SP Gunasekara said.

“The Police are currently working to confiscate the assets of the 24 main suspects involved in the drug trade.

The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) through interrogation of the two suspects arrested with the largest detected haul of heroin in the country so far, has identified the five main suspects behind this massive heroin racket, Police media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

Meanwhile, the two suspects who were arrested with over 294 kilogrammes and 490 grams of heroin, the largest ever haul detected in Sri Lanka from in the Kollupitiya area on February 23 were remanded till March 15 by Colombo Fort Acting Magistrate Deemani Baddewela.

They were identified as 43-year-old Mohomad Bazir Mohomad Ajmir and 32-year-old Mohomad Rilan Ahamad Ruzni from Keselwatte in Panadura.

Filing a further report before court, the PNB stated that the second suspect had been involved in drug trafficking and it was revealed that he has been transporting drugs using hired vehicles.

On a previous occasion, the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court allowed the PNB to detain the two suspects for further questioning till yesterday.

The Magistrate ordered the PNB to expedite the investigation into the matter. The Magistrate fixed further inquiries for March 15.





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