Court docket right this moment ordered a crimson discover to be issued through the Interpol for the arrest of the 14th suspect, Udara Sampath, within the narcotics case involving officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau.
The order was issued by Colombo Chief Justice of the Peace Mohamad Mihail this morning.
The Deputy Solicitor Normal Dileepa Peiris representing the Legal professional Normal knowledgeable Court docket that the suspect has fled the nation with a faux passport.
Accordingly, Court docket issued a directive to acquire an Interpol crimson discover for his arrest.
In the meantime 16 suspects within the case, together with 13 officers connected to the Police Narcotics Bureau, arrested on fees of re-selling seized narcotics to racketeers, had been additional remanded until the 2nd of February.
The Justice of the Peace ordered the Prisons Superintendent to supply the sixteenth and seventeenth suspects within the case earlier than Court docket.
A number of officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau had been arrested, detained, questioned and subsequently remanded for promoting a inventory of confiscated narcotics to drug racketeers and for helping them in transporting narcotics.
Investigations into the incident are being carried out by the Prison Investigations Division.