Sri Lanka media reported that the police narcotic bureau officials that arrested a large haul of heroine yesterday are under death threats.
Bureau director J.P.U. Jayasinghe and the officials in the squad that conducted the raid to confiscate the seven kilo heroine stock that was hidden in a house in Rajagiriya are under threat, local media said.
Police sources say the narcotic investigators are on the hunt of a person named Thotalanga Japan Chooti who is believed the king pin of Colombo drug scandals.
The suspect is in the protection of a powerful politician of Colombo district and even uses a vehicle belonged to the politico, sources say.
Police recently arrested a wealthy person known as Lalithra whose statements led to the recovery of the heroine stock. Media reported that the said politician attempted to get the man released before the suspect himself showed police the safe house where heroine was hidden yesterday.
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