SLAF officer caught assisting drug racket run from Negombo prison
Posted on June 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

Three suspects have been arrested by the Western Province Intelligence Unit over a drug racket operated within the Negombo Prison.

Investigations on a tip-off received that a narcotics racket is in operation at the Negombo Prison had led to the arrest of a Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Sergeant attached to the Air Force Base in Katunayake at Seeduwa. Reportedly, 100 grams of heroin and 400 grams of Kerala Cannabis had been in the possession of the arrested officer.

Upon further interrogation, the wife and a brother of a Negombo Prison inmate who runs operation have been arrested as well, stated the Police Media Division.

Over two kilograms of Kerala Cannabis has been found with the suspects.

It has been revealed that the inmates who run the racket had regularly called the arrested wife and the brother using a mobile phone; and they had carried out the distribution of drugs based on the instructions received.

Further, the money received from the operations have been deposited into a bank account under the wife.

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