22 drug runners remanded till the 19th of July

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22 drug smugglers who were arrested while attempting to smuggle drugs into the country have been remanded till the 19th of this month.

The suspects were remanded after being produced before Colombo chief magistrate Lanka Jayaratne.

Among the remanded suspects are 9 Iranian nationals who were arrested by the Navy along with 107 kg of heroin.

8 of the remanded suspects were arrested in the Beruwela area with 231kg of heroin while 5 others were arrested off the eastern coastline with 273kg of heroin.