Sri Lanka police has arrested a senior police officer and his wife under suspicion of drug dealing.
The arrested police officer is an Inspector of Police. He is M.D. Munasinghe, the Officer-in-Charge of the Wellampitiya police station.
He and his wife are suspected of engaging in distributing drugs. Police recovered 26.5 grammes of heroin from the police officer's official quarters. The value of the cache of heroin is well over Rs. 150,000.
The police officer and his wife were arrested by the Police Organised Crime Investigation Division
and detained till January 6 with the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) to be
questioned over their involvement in drug trafficking, the CCD reported to Colombo Magistrate today.
Colombo Crime Division arrested the police inspector yesterday evening and arrested his wife also this morning via information obtained from three suspects who obtained about 25 grams of heroin from this police officer.