Couple wanted for murder nabbed at BIA

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A couple wanted in connection with a recent murder in Mount Lavinia was arrested at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake as they tried to flee the country to Dubai, UAE.

According to Police, a 31-year-old male and a 19-year-old female who have been identified as main suspects in a murder that happened in the Mount Lavinia Police Area on 27 July were arrested at BIA on Saturday (30 July) night.

Based on a tip off received by the Mount Lavinia HQI, the OIC of the Katunayake Airport Police was informed that the suspects were preparing to flee to Dubai. Following that, officers from the Department of Immigration and Emigration at the airport imposed a temporary travel ban on them.

The suspects were arrested after arriving at the airport on Saturday at 8.35 p.m. to board an Emirates flight to Dubai. They were turned over to the Mount Lavinia Police the same night.