The foreign national who was arrested on the June 25 in connection with the trade of illegal and harmful drugs is a Yemeni national, the Police Headquarters announced on Thursday.

“Intelligence Unit of the Police Special Task Force arrested a foreign national on the 25th of June 2020, over his alleged connections to drug racketering; and handed him over to the Kochchikade Police for further investigations”, Sri Lanka Police said in a statement.

It was earlier mentioned that the suspect was a citizen of the United Arab Emirates and it was also reported on media, according to the statement.

“However, investigations have revealed the suspect was a Yemeni national and not a citizen of United Arab Emirates,” Sri Lanka Police noted.


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