Nine Iranians arrested with heroin remanded

The nine Iranians arrested in the southern seas with heroin this week have been ordered to be remanded till April 5th.

The nine Iranians were arrested after a trawler they were travelling in was detained by the Navy and Police in a joint operation.

The trawler was found to be transporting 107.22 kg of heroin said to be worth over Rs. 1 Billion.

The vessel was escorted to the Colombo harbour after being detained in the Southern Seas.

The vessel is believed to have arrived from Pakistan when it was detected and detained in the southern seas.

Investigators also said that they suspect the vessel is linked to notorious underworld leader Makandure Madush. (Colombo Gazette)


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