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Nov 17, 2017

Wealthy drug trader with links to Madhush arrested Featured

The PNB has arrested a wealthy businessman at Peliyagoda fish market on suspicion that he was involved in a major drug racket being run from Dubai and heroin smuggled into the country from Pakistan.

The man’s son and a leading fish trade in Chilaw too, have been taken into custody.

The businessman is said to be a patron of the traders’ association at the fish market, and his son is its treasurer.

The trader from Chilaw is said to be a key heroin smuggler through Puttalam and Chilaw seas.

They were exposed following a lengthy investigation into the telephone conversation of underworld leader Makandure Madhush, who is in hiding in Dubai.

Police also got a lead on him during an operation following a tip-off that more than 100 kilos of heroin were being smuggled in from Pakistan by trawler.

The contraband was loaded in the Maldivian waters to a small fishing vessel.

Police patrolling the Dondra seas found the fishing vessel left abandoned.

Then, the Chilaw businessman was arrested.

 

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