Soththi Upali's son nabbed with heroin!
It is exposed by frequently reported newspapers that though tough rules are imposed and implemented in relation to the heroin racket and underground leaders are subjected to death;their old kith and kin still have not left the trade.
Some years back even Wele Suda's girl friend, sister and mother in law were accosted as having been involved in the heroin racket. What is seenfrom the undermentioned report is that Soththi Upali's son and the daughter had been involved in the heroin transactions as their bread and butter as much as their father who for a period of time spent his time as the underworld king.
In 1998 the underground leader Soththi Upali was killed and his young son Upali was nabbed in a house in Moragahahena yesterday (1) with heroin to the value of close upon rupees one lakh, Panadura police say. In this instance five grammes and four hundred milligrammes of heroin was taken into custody. According to a tip off received by Panadura Walana Central Corruption Unit that firearms are hidden in a house in Koralaima area, police inspector Mahendra Perera and a team of officers conducted a raid on the said house and on inspection, this stock of heroin was found, a police officer said.
The suspect, Soththi Upali's son Upali had six years before this had bought a house in Narahenpita had returned after being overseas and had given the impression to neighbours that he is a person who gives money on interest; but on the sly had actually been carrying on this heroin racket. The suspect's sister too had been apprehended by Bandaragama police some months back, it was reported. The suspect is expected to be produced before Horana magistrate's court and is to be detained for 7 days for interrogation.