Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Wele Suda reveals 'Godfather' of Heroin smuggling
Arrested drug kingpin Gampola Widanage Samantha Kumara alias 'Wele Suda' has revealed that the 'Godfather' of Heroin smuggling in the country is none other than a young UPFA MP of the Colombo District.
Noting that heroin smugglers are to pay him huge sums of extortion money each month, Wele Suda has revealed that this politician would always protect the smugglers who would do so.
Wele Suda has added that he too had paid this MP each month and that his wife would take the money.
Also learns that 'Wele Suda' has also revealed the name of a former deputy minister. This person, who has several underground gangs under his control, deploys them to control any heroin smugglers who goes against him. It has also been revealed that he is a Catholic. Police is continuing to interrogate Wele Suda who has reportedly revealed several persons and information linked with heroin smuggling.
Wele Suda has been arrested in Pakistan and brought to Sri Lanka, Police last week. Police on July 1, 2014 arrested the wife and mother-in-law of Wele Suda. The duo were arrested by the Police Anti-Narcotics Bureau in connection after the detection of 85 kilos of heroin worth Rs.680 million by the STF on June 12, 2014.
Wele Sudha fled the country, after the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) launched open inquiries into his activities in 2010. Wele Sudha’s wife was taken into custody at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and later released on bail in 2012. His assets including two luxury apartments, two houses in Bagatalle Road, two houses in Pannipitiya and Madiwela, 16 perches land in Dehiwala and 14 perches in Nedimale had been confiscated by the Colombo High Court.