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Heroin raid at sea:

Iranians re-remanded till April 23

The Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday extended the remand of nine Iranian nationals recently arrested over a stock of over 100kg of heroin, off the Southern coast, till April 23.

The consignment of heroin, seized a sea, was valued at over Rs.1 billion.

The Magistrate issued an order directing the translation officer of the Iranian Embassy to appear in court on the next calling date.

“A stock of over 100kg of heroin worth over Rs.1 billion was seized from the trawler and it is believed that another stock of some 500kg of heroin was dumped in the sea before the officers raided the trawler,” the Police Narcotics Bureau told court.

On a previous occasion, they concluded the investigation regarding the trawler which is currently docked at the Colombo Harbour. The Magistrate issued an order directing the North Commandant of the Navy to detain the trawler in Trincomalee Harbour.

The Magistrate ordered the Police Narcotics Bureau to expedite the investigation regarding the incident.


 

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