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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.

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