Potato container nets over 75 kg heroin | Daily News

Potato container nets over 75 kg heroin

The Police yesterday found at least 75 kilogrammes of heroin hidden inside a potato container imported from Pakistan.

Police narcotic division and the Special Task Force officers made the detection when they searched a container which had been taken to the Wennappuwa area after clearing it from the Colombo Port. Officers who were alert to the suspicious container following a tip-off had stopped it in Negombo.The Police believe there is more heroin in the container. At the time of going to press only half of the container had been searched.

The Police had detained for questioning a Pakistani national and five locals in connection with the detection and further investigations are continuing.

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