‘Makandure Madush’ transferred to CCD custody

‘Makandure Madush’ transferred to CCD custody

October 16, 2020   05:20 pm

Notorious underworld figure and drug kingpin ‘Makandure Madush’, who is under the custody of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), has been transferred to the custody of the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD).

He has reportedly been transferred to CCD custody for further investigations into the cases against him.

Madush was previously under the custody of the Dubai authorities after being arrested at a drug-fuelled party thrown by him in a Dubai hotel, back in October 2018.

Along with him, 31 Sri Lankans including underworld figures and celebrities were also arrested in Dubai.

Madush was deported from Dubai in on may 05, 2019 and was taken into the custody of the CID upon his arrival at the BIA.

Samarasinghe Arachchige Madush Lakshitha alias Makandure Madush is an underworld gang leader, who had been in hiding abroad for several years before his arrest. 

He allegedly operated his drug network, extortion rackets and other criminal activities through his accomplices in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Police had been on the hunt for Madush, who was one of Sri Lanka’s most wanted criminals, for the past couple of years as he had managed to evade arrest by Sri Lankan and foreign authorities.

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