published: 2019-02-08 14:15:50
More details of the arrest of notorious underworld drug kingpin Makandure Madush and several other Sri Lankans…
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Following the arrest of Lankan underworld drug kingpin, Makandure Madush and 25 others in a raid at a hotel in Dubai yesterday, Khaleej Times reports that amongst the suspects was also a diplomatic passport holder.
According to Khaleej Times sources a large quantity of drugs was recovered from the suspects in the joint operation by the Dubai Police and Sri Lankan law enforcement authorities.
The authorities are now in talks with Dubai to extradite Madush, who is among Sri Lanka’s most wanted criminals.
Organised criminal ‘Makandure Madush’ and 25 others have been arrested at a hotel in Dubai today (Feb 05).
According to officials in Dubai, Singer Amal Perera is also among those who were taken into custody.
Samarasinghe Arachchige Madush Lakshitha alias ‘Makandure Madush’ has been suspected of alleged links with several contract killings and drug trafficking
Notorious underworld figure – Madush Lakshitha, better known as Makandure Madush was arrested with several others in Abu Dhabi during a birthday celebration of his second wife’s child, reports say.
Several persons including singer – Amal Perera, his son – Nadimal Perera and actor – Ryan were flown over for the party, reports add.
The arrests were made in joint mission with the Abu Dhabi police after Sri Lankan intelligence sources received a tip off about the party.
Unconfirmed reports say that around 25 persons including a regional politician have been arrested. Police have also seized 20g of cocaine found from the premises.
Watch the original Dubai Video here