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Podi Lassi gets remand term after DO lapse

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Law & Order

Underworld figure Janith Madushanka Silva alias ‘Podi Lassi’, who was under the Criminal Investigations Department on a Detention Order, was remanded till December 21 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddhika Ragala yesterday.

When the matter was taken up before the Magistrate, Senior Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris appearing on behalf of the prosecution said the suspect was arrested and detained on charges of drug trafficking along with the officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau.

SDSG Dileepa Peiris further told that the CID recovered a T-56, a pistol, a revolver, few bullets and a magazine in the suspect’s possession.

“It has been revealed that the suspect had been involved with in drug and firearms trafficking along with the Police Narcotics Bureau officers,”he added.

SDSG Dileepa Peiris also stated that the suspect’s detention period is due to expire on December 17 and he was produced to the Magistrate’s Court before the end of the Detention Order. The Magistrate ordered the Prisons to provide security for the suspect while being kept at the prison. The Magistrate ordered the Criminal Investigations Department to provide special security until the suspect was taken to prison.

Thursday, December 16, 2021 – 01:00

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