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Mother, daughter duo who amassed millions from drugs arrested

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A mother and a daughter who amassed massive  wealth running into millions of rupees from drug trafficking have been arrested yesterday (14) by the officers of the Illegal Assets Investigation Division of Police.

According to the Illegal Assets Investigation Division, both the mother Hettiarachchige Sriani (63) and her daughter Nilmini Duwage (43) are residents of the Hokandara area.

The Illegal Assets Investigation Division states that the assets of this couple were taken into custody after a lengthy investigation. Investigations have also revealed that the husband of the arrested mother was a notorious underworld figure.

A senior police officer stated that the necessary steps are being taken to confiscate their property, of which the source of earning cannot be disclosed. Accordingly, nine vehicles including a bus, a jeep, three trishaws and four motorcycles owned by them have been taken into custody by the Illegal Assets Investigation Division. Steps are to be taken to obtain a prohibition order regarding those vehicles.

Apart from this, the bank accounts of this mother and daughter have also been under the probe and it has also been revealed that illegal transactions have taken place in them. Police is after the information that they have bought land and houses in the names of various people and the Illegal Assets Investigation Division states that investigations are underway to find those lands and houses.

The suspect mother and daughter are to be produced before the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court today (15).


Thursday, June 15, 2023 – 01:00

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