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Sri Lankan customs makes largest drug bust in South Asia

Sri Lankan customs makes largest drug bust in South Asia

ORUGODAWATTA: Sri Lankan customs officials have made largest-ever drug bust of South Asia by seizing more than 100kg of heroin.

It is believed the container loaded with drugs had been brought down from Pakistan.

Meanwhile, police said two suspects who allegedly imported the container have been arrested. It added the drug bust was the result of a two month long investigation by the police Narcotics Bureau, which had identified a person, suspected of smuggling drugs into the country through containers. Police had then written to customs informing of a suspicious container imported by this individual, and action had been taken to hold the container and inspect it thoroughly.

It said around 120kg of heroin have so far been found packed into tins of grease inside the container.