PNB permitted to detain nine suspects for further grilling

By Hansi Nanayakkara | Published: 2:00 AM Sep 22 2021

By Hansi Nanayakkara

Colombo Additional Magistrate Kanchana Neranjani Silva on Monday allowed the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) to detain nine suspects till 24 September for interrogation.

The Navy apprehended the suspects on charges of transporting 170 kilos of illegal drugs via the country’s sea route. The Magistrate gave this order after perusing a request made to this effect by the PNB who produced the nine suspects on 19 September. 

The PNB stated that they need to detain the suspects for further grilling, and hence, sought approval from Court to do so to assist its probe into the case. The request was granted by Magistrate Silva.

By Hansi Nanayakkara | Published: 2:00 AM Sep 22 2021

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