Drug trafficking case : NIA arrests former LTTE intelligence wing member in arms

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Chennai, Oct 7 : A former member of the intelligence wing of the LTTE was arrested by the National Investigating Agency in connection with arms and drug trafficking from Pakistan to Sri Lanka and utilising the proceeds for supporting the revival of LTTE.

A NIA release said Satkunam alias Sabesan (47), a Sri Lankan National, was arrested from his residence at at Valsaravakkam area in the city.
The NIA had registered the Vizhinjam Arms case on May one this year under sections 7 read with 25 (1AA) of Arms Act, against six Sri Lankan nationals based on the complaint of NCB that five AK 47 rifles and thousand rounds of 9 mm ammunition were seized along with 300 kgs of heroin off Minicoy coast upon interception of the fishing vessel Ravihansi by the Coast Guard on March 18.

The investigation has revealed that accused Sabesan had arranged conspiracy meetings of sympathisers of LTTE in India. He had played a crucial role in routing the proceeds of drugs trafficking to former LTTE cadres in Sri Lanka for the revival of LTTE. Further investigation in the case continues.


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