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Sri Lanka's state minister of defence Ruwan Wijewardene (L) takes part in a press conference in Colombo on April 24, 2019. - A Sri Lankan security dragnet hunting those responsible for horrifying bombings that claimed more than 350 lives has scooped up a further 18 suspects, police said April 24, as pressure mounted on politicians to explain why no one acted on intelligence warnings. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

August 12, 2010 (AFP) – Sri Lankan police arrested three Iranian men and seized a haul of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of tens of millions of dollars, a spokesman said Thursday. Two men travelling from Qatar were arrested Wednesday when customs officers at the island’s international airport found more than eight kilos (17.6 pounds) of the narcotic, Prishantha Jayakody said.

Questioning of the men led to the arrest in Colombo of another Iranian man, who also had eight kilos of the drug on him.

“This is the first time we are finding such a large haul of methamphetamine,” Jayakody said. “In Sri Lanka, this type of drug is new and the street value is tens of millions of dollars.”

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Sri Lanka police arrest Iranians in major drug bust

August 12, 2010 (AFP) – Sri Lankan police arrested three Iranian men and seized a haul of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of tens of millions of dollars, a spokesman said Thursday.

Two men travelling from Qatar were arrested Wednesday when customs officers at the island’s international airport found more than eight kilos (17.6 pounds) of the narcotic, Prishantha Jayakody said.

Questioning of the men led to