A suspect in possession of three grams and 500 mg of heroin was arrested from the Chilaw Wilaththawa area by the Drug Control officers. The 38-year-ols suspect is a resident of the Bingiriya, Kadigamuwa area and police had also taken into custody a motorcycle used for the transportation of the drugs.
The suspect has been identified as a distributor of heroin in the Wilaththawa and surrounding areas.
Meanwhile, after the suspect was arrested, the arresting officers had received a phone call from a person who had offered to bribe them to release the arrested person. Acting on the advice of the senior officers, the person had been brought to the Chilaw Police Station by the arresting officers and he was arrested while he tried to offer the police the bribe of Rs. 50,000.
The police suspect that the person who had attempted to bribe the police is the person who was directing the earlier arrested suspect who was engaged in the distribution of drugs.
Both suspects are scheduled to be produced before the Chilaw Magistrate’s Court.
(Pix by Jude Samantha – Puttalam Correspondent)