Sri Lanka Customs has impounded more than 16 kilograms of heroin found concealed in a stock of potatoes stored inside a container that had arrived from Karachi, Pakistan.
Based on intelligence information received by the port control unit of the Sri Lanka Customs, the refrigerated container in question was inspected and approximately 16 kg and 193 g of heroin was found concealed inside.
The estimated street value of the heroin haul is around Rs. 647,720,000.
Meanwhile three suspects have also been arrested in connection with the seized drugs, according to customs.
Sri Lanka Customs is conducting further reinvestigations while the arrested suspects and heroin haul will be handed over to the Police Narcotics Control Unit following the inquiries.