Air hostess caught with heroin re-remanded
Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Pieris yesterday re -
remanded the female airline employee who was taken into custody by
Wellawatte Police with heroin. The second female suspect was discharged.
The discovery was made when the police stopped and searched their
vehicle on suspicion. Attornies at Law Anton Senanayake, appearing with
Attorney at Law Sri Lal and S. Wijeratne for the two suspects submitted
that the suspect is not a heroin pusher ( dealer) but possessed heroin
for her own personal use.
“Police claim that 54 grams of heroin was found in her possession,
which was incorrect,” he submitted.
He claimed that the suspect who is reported to be suffering from
bouts of depression possessed less than 100 milligrams of heroin. At
this point a medical certificate was tendered on her behalf.
In respect of the second suspect, she had unknowingly accompanied the
first suspect. The court was moved to grant bail under any condition to
the first suspect and to discharge the second suspect.
Apart from that, an application was filed for the release the two
vehicles taken into custody. IP Nalini Disanayake did not object for the
discharge of the second suspect.
The magistrate told court under the Dangerous Drugs Act, he was not
empowered to grant bail to the first suspect and referred to the Excise
On the advice of the Attorney General, the High Court had to consider
the matter. He ordered Police to submit photographs taken by them along
with the further report.