COLOMBO: A Pakistani national and three Maldivian nationals were arrested with two kilos of heroin worth Rs. 20 million in Mount Lavinia on Saturday night, by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB).

According to the Director of the PNB, SSP Kamal Silva said, “the raid was conducted on the information gathered from suspects who were already in custody.” He further said that at least 10 Maldivian nationals were arrested in the last six months on charges of heroin smuggling.

He further stated, “Investigations revealed that the Pakistani national was of the main handler. SSP Silva said the suspects would be detained for further questioning after they were produced in court.”