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POSTED AT 02:20 PM 06-12-2018

Second largest heroin haul found in SL intercepted

The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) has arrested two persons along with the second largest haul of heroin ever detected in Sri Lanka, in the Beruwala-Balapitiya beach last night (05).

The PNB has discovered a total of 231 kg and 54 g of heroin and arrested the 38 year old and 34 year old suspects.

The haul is estimated to be worth over Rs 2,778 million, said the Police Spokesperson.

Reportedly, the suspects are residents of the Beruwala area. Along with the suspects, a boat used to transport the drugs has also been apprehended.

According to the Police, this is the second largest haul of heroin found in Sri Lanka and is suspected to have been smuggled into the country via sea route.