Another suspected heroin carrier remanded in Mannar

[TamilNet, Sunday, 03 April 2005, 12:00 GMT]
Mannar magistrate Sunday remanded a man who had arrived with a group of refugees from India for allegedly possessing fifty grams of heroin. He had arrived in Thalaimannar with a group of nine refugees on Saturday. Liberation Tigers and Sri Lankan Police say that Mannar has become a major transit point for heroin trafficking from India to Colombo.

Thalaimannar Police produced the refugees and the suspected smuggler before Mannar magistrate N.M.M Abdullah Sunday. He ordered that the refugees be released and remanded the suspected smuggler until Monday.


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