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Another drug kingpin nabbed

Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) officials have arrested a drug kingpin and one of his supporters along with a 1.525 kilograms of heroin in Fernando Mawatha in Wellawatta police division.

According to the police firstly they have arrested the supporter along with 25 grams of heroin in Wennawaththa area in Wellampitiya. Following the information he revealed when he was questioned by the PNB Officers, the police have able to arrest the headman along with 1.5 kilograms.

The drug dealer has been identified as 45-year-old Nawaz from Negombo who was the brother of a famous drug dealer Feroz who was killed by STF.

His supporter has been identified as 24- year-old man from Jaffna.

They were arrested in the yesterday evening at around 4.00 pm while riding a motor bike.

Further investigations revealed that Nawaz had held close relations with number of drug kingpins Mohammed Siddique, Wele Suda, Matara Madush and Podi Sudu.

The suspects are to be produced before the Hulftsdorp magistrate and the Mount Lavinia magistrate today.

The PNB is carrying out further investigations under the instructions of PNB Inspector M. Rangajeewa.

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