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Special steps to hunt drug kingpins

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STF personnel inspecting the stock of heroin seized yesterday STF personnel inspecting the stock of heroin seized yesterday (Pic by Chathura S. Kodikara)
Special steps have been taken by Police to nab kingpins behind drug trafficking in Sri Lanka, with nine persons already being arrested during the past six months.
Police Spokesperson, SSP Ajith Rohana yesterday said that they would not hesitate to arrest politicians behind drug trafficking if credible evidence surfaces. SSPh Rohana addressing a media briefing said the Police had been successful in nabbing drug traffickers during the past six months.
When questioned whether the Police would apprehend politicians who were allegedly behind drug trafficking, SSP Rohana stated that the Police would take action against such persons if valid proof was provided.
Speaking on the incident where 85 kilograms of heroin was nabbed from two individuals, SSP Rohana said personnel of the Police Special Task Force (STF), on a tip off provided by an informant had been on the alert along the Biyagama-Kelaniya road on Wednesday night.
The two individuals arrested, Selvadurai Sunderraj and Selvadurai Ravikumar are reported to be brothers living in Kotahena and Maradana respectively.
Both had arrived in a three wheeler and one of them had got into a Hybrid vehicle which had been parked along the road. SSP Rohana said that the vehicle was then stopped by the personnel on duty.
Both vehicles were taken into custody along with the two individuals.
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