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Conmen befriend, rob passengers

Jun 23, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Police arrested a gang that allegedly relieved people returning home from foreign employment via the Katunayake Airport of their valuables having them drugged. They allegedly committed these acts for nearly six months. Katunayake Police arrested the gang of five on Tuesday after a two month surveillance. Police also seized jewellery and Sri Lankan and foreign currency amounting to Rs 2 million from the suspects’ possession. Police Spokesman SP Prishantha Jayakody told the Daily News that the suspects had used a 25mg tablet to drug the people. The drug not identified so far, has been sent to the Government Analyst for identification. Twenty five tablets were seized from the suspects’ possession.   www.dailynews.lk/2010/06/24/sec01.asp