Police Narcotics Bureau seized 34kg of Wallapatta and arrested six suspects, including two Chinese nationals in a special operation conducted in Bambalapitiya last evening.
According to Police Media Unit, acting on a tip-off, officers from the Narcotics Bureau stopped a car traveling along the road in Bambalapitiya and upon inspection, found 9 kilos of Wallapatta in the vehicle’s trunk.
Four locals who were in the vehicle were taken into custody along with their car.
Further interrogation of the suspects led police to a house in Bambalapitiya where a further 25 kilos of Wallapatta, 7 kilos of wild weralu seeds were recovered. Two Chinese nationals who were in the house were also arrested.
Police also found over Rs.2.4 million in Sri Lankan currency (Rs.24,00,400) 41,238 in Chinese Yuan and USD 11,410 from the house.
All six suspects are due to be produced before the Aluthkade No.4 Magistrate’s Court today. Police Narcotics Bureau is investigating.