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A 28-year-old Bangladeshi national was arrested on February 21 at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake with a haul of heroin worth Rs 3.5 million.

The Police Narcotic Unit along with Customs officials had found three kilograms and 400 grams of heroin in the possession of the suspect who was attempting to smuggle the drug into the country, the Police Media Unit informed.

The suspect had arrived from Dhaka, Bangladesh with the heroin stored in his hand-luggage.