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‘Untouchable problem’ for cops

Maharagama police anti-narcotic sleuths have come across a huge problem as heroin smugglers have resorted to transporting the banned substance inside women’s bras. As a result policemen need to be accompanied by women police constables.

The police, acting on a tip-off nabbed a woman at the Perakum Mawatha, Maharagama last Sunday and a subsequent search yielded 900 grams of heroin inside her bra. The 50-year old suspect was later produced before Nugegoda Magistrate and remanded.

Maharagama police nabbed three other women with heroin concealed in their bras.

Maharagama OIC Chief Inspector Upali Thalagala said he had instructed the special raids unit of the police to increase the number of WPCs working with them so as to counter the latest ruse employed by drug dealers.