12 underworld leaders flee to India

Twelve underworld leaders have gone into hiding in India after leading extortion rackets and contract killings in and around the western province, the CID and state intelligence has received information.

Around 50 supporters of these figures are involved in Kerala ganja
and heroin dealing in outstation areas.

Among them are several persons behind shooting incidents in Colombo.

They had fled to outstations following a crackdown by the STF.