Chilaw UC member held in major drug racket | Daily News

Chilaw UC member held in major drug racket

Nabbed while leaving SLPP MP’s house

Chilaw Urban Councillor Warnakulasuriya Stanley Lewis Fernando, who was allegedly involved in a major drug racket, was arrested by police yesterday, while leaving the house of a SLPP Parliamentarian in Dankotuwa.

Police learning on a tip-off that the Urban Councillor had arrived at the Parliamentarian’s house in Dankotuwa, deployed a team including intelligence officers attached to the State Intelligence Service and arrested him, while he was leaving the house.

This Urban Councillor representing the SLPP has been absconding from police for over a month.

Police said they had received information that Warnakulasuriya Stanley Lewis Fernando and his son were involved in drug smuggling and trafficking.

A suspect recently arrested with several packets of heroin by the police in Etthukala, Negombo, had confessed that Waranakulasuriya and his son were directly involved in drug smuggling and peddling in the area.

The suspect had told the police that these packets were given to him by the Urban Councillor and his son.

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