Main accomplice of “Kudu Salindu” repatriated from Dubai

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –Criminal gang member Piyum Hasthika alias “Piyuma”, who was in hiding in Dubai, was repatriated to Sri Lanka in the early hours of Thursday (Feb.15).

A special team of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had brought “Piyuma” back to the island, the Public Security Ministry said.

He is reportedly the main accomplice of the notorious underworld figure Salindu Malshika alias “Kudu Salindu,” who is also currently in the custody of the CID.

A team of officers from the CID had left for Madagascar on 11 March 2023 to repatriate Sri Lankan drug kingpin Nadun Chinthaka alias ‘Harak Kata’ and his infamous accomplice Salindu Malshitha Gunaratne, alias ‘Kudu Salindu’, who were arrested while on a visit to the island off the southeastern coast of Africa.

The CID officers later returned to Sri Lanka with the notorious drug dealers on 15 March, and obtained an order under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) to detain the duo for 90 days.

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