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Businessmen arrested

Three millionaire businessmen allegedly involved in large scale drug trafficking and online lottery scams were arrested by the Police at a house on the 10th floor of a luxury apartment complex in Havelock Town, Colombo yesterday. Several suspects allegedly involved in the racket were arrested by the Police on February 23 in the Mount Lavinia and Dehiwala areas.

“The latest arrests were made on the basis of information received from them,” sources said.

Police also seized more than Rs. 8.5 million hidden in the ceiling of the house where they were staying.

It has been revealed that the mastermind of this racket is a resident of Canada. The suspects arrested on February 23 have been involved in the printing of counterfeit currency notes, drug trafficking including ice heroin and is said to have had close links with several Nigerian and Uzbek nationals who were living in Sri Lanka and involved in money laundering.