By Hemantha Randunu
No cases have been filed against the underworld leader Makandure Madush regarding the sale of narcotics, Police sources say.
Although Madush had been involved in drug dealing the police had no evidence to prove his drug links, sources said. “He has been doing narcotic business from Dubai so the police have failed to arrest him.”
There are two allegations against the underworld leader. One is the murder of Danny Hittetiyage, a former Minister in the Southern Provincial Council and the Chairman of the Southern Development Authority and the other is the assassination of Ranale Samayan, another gang leader, and six others during an attack on a Kalutara Prison Bus.
Madush was in Negombo Prison when Hittetiyage was killed and he was in Dubai when Samayan was killed.
Notorious gangster and heroin dealer Makandure Madush and four of his confederates were arrested in Dubai last week. They were among 25 persons arrested at a party hosted by Madush to celebrate his daughter’s birthday. At the time of the raid, Madush and his guests had been taking drugs, sources said, adding that 125 invitees were there.
Madush fled to Dubai about ten years ago and directed operations from there. At his behest, criminal gangs have carried out a series of killings in various parts of the country over the past several years.