Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Drug Kingpin Siddeek transferre­d 1bn to Dubai - CID


The CID informed Colombo Chief Magistarte Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday that the Drug Kingpin Mohamed Siddeek had transferre­d to Dubai through an illegal money transfer system known as “Hawala” One billion rupees earned through selling heroin brought down from Pakistan and Dubai using Wele Suda as the dealer.

It was also revealed that Mohamed Siddeek had sent this money earned from sales of heroin to Dubai, through Mohamed Nasir a resident of Kollonnawa using Hawala and Undiyal systems.

A “B” report had been filed by the CID on charges against Mohamed Siddeek for earning money through the sale of drug rackets which is considered as an illegal act mentioned in Money Laundering Act No. 5 of 2006. In the report submitted to courts by the CID it is noted that the suspect had in 2013 sent Rs 70 million, in February 2014 Rs 100 million, and in March the same year Rs 255 million to Dubai using Undiyal system.

When executing these money transfers to Dubai one Abubakir Shajahan of No. 04 Alexandra Place Marriot housing Wellawatte had acted as the local agent for Mohamed Siddeek. It has also been revealed that Siddeek’s large scale heroin racket was operated through Wele Suda.

In procuring heroin from Pakistan, Siddeek had been assisted by Akhithabde­en alias Bhawa, who has now fled from the Island the CID report states further.

A special police team which visited Pakistan arrested Mohamed Siddeek on March 19.

After he was brought to Sri Lanka the CID had detained him for 90 days and he was produced in courts on September 15 and remanded till October 2.

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