COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Drug kingpin Nadun Chinthaka alias “Harak Kata” has been extradited to Sri Lanka from Madagascar. Police said “Harak Kata” and his accomplice Salindu Malshika Gunaratne alias “Kudu Salindu” were brought to the country this morning.
A team of officers attached to the Criminal Investigation Department has brought the duo from Madagascar after they were arrested by local authorities.
“Harak Kata”, his accomplice “Kudu Salindu” and six others were arrested in Madagascar last month.
According to a report by the L’Express website, the group was arrested while attempting to leave Madagascar at the Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo.
The joint operation was conducted by the National Central Bureau (NCB) of the INTERPOL, the law enforcement authorities of Madagascar and Customs officials.
L’Express reported that five Sri Lankan who were arrested had landed on the Nosy Be Island on a private jet on the 12th of February.
They had travelled to Antananarivo on a domestic flight the following day.
The report said Police officers had recognized and arrested them with the help of the red notices previously issued by the INTERPOL.
They were wanted on charges of drug trafficking, arms trafficking and murder.