Heroin dealers nabbed on Vesak day
Police arrested two persons who had heroin in their possession on
Vesak Full Moon Poya day. Police Spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said the
suspects were arrested with eight grams of heroin. One was arrested in
Kottawa while the other was in Badulla.
One suspect was arrested on High Level road opposite the Pannipitiya
Dharmapala Vidyalaya with 3.9 grams of heroin. Kottawa Police arrested
him when heroin was found in his possession after checking his three
wheeler. The suspect was remanded by the Homagama Magistrate until May
15. The other suspect, 19, a resident of Badulla was arrested opposite
the Badulla Railway Station with 3.94 grams of heroin.
Badulla Police are conducting investigations.
Meanwhile, the Special Task Force arrested five persons from
Podikanda in Embilipitiya, Naranbeda in Rambukkana and Springvalley in
Badulla areas in connection with brewing illicit liquor and selling
liquor on Vesak Poya day. The STF also arrested four other persons in
Ambalantota who behaved indecently while under the influence of liquor.