Cannabis transporter arrested
Tantitimale Police arrested a 26 year old man while he was
transporting a kilogramme of cannabis in a three wheeler at Ahatuwewa,
Tantririmale on Wednesday. The suspect, a resident of Alayapattuwa was
produced in Anuradhapura magistrate court yesterday.
Mason stabbed to death
Beliatta Police have commenced a search operation to arrest a suspect
who is wanted in connection with the murder of a mason who had been
stabbed to death in Beliatta on Wednesday. The victim, a head mason at a
construction site at Beliatta Maha Vidyalaya is reported to have had a
heated argument with the suspect who was working under him.
A shopkeeper was arrested with 700 pills of cannabis mixed with
Madana Modaka while keeping them for sale in his stall on Puttlam-
Kurunegala road on Wednesday. He was produced at the Puttlam
Magistrate's Court yesterday.
STF raid heroin dealers
STF intelligence officers arrested three suspects with 457.040
grammes of heroin worth nearly Rs 3.65 million in their possession at
Habaraduwa and Mount Laviniya . Two of the suspects who are residents of
Boossa and Morawaka, were arrested in Unawatuna on Monday night while
transporting 397.5 grammes of heroin in a car. They were handed over to
Police Narcotics Bureau for further questioning.
The other suspect was taken into custody at Watarappala junction with
59.540 grammes of heroin. He has been remanded until September 27 by the
Mount Lavinia Magistrate.