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Nine Iranians in heroin case further remanded

The Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne yesterday extended remand of nine Iranians arrested with over 100 kg of heroin worth over Rs.1 billion in the seas off the Southern Coast, till May 21.

"A stock of over 100 kg of heroin worth over Rs.1 billion was seized from the trawler and believed that another stock of some 500 kg of heroin had been dumped at sea before the officers raided the trawler," the PNB added.

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

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


 

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