Over 1,200 drug offenders arrested | Daily News

Over 1,200 drug offenders arrested

About 1,234 persons who were engaged in harmful drug sales and drug-related offences have been arrested in the Kurunegala district during the past eleven months. Among them, 86 senior schoolchildren too have been found.

North Western Province (NWP) Chief Minister and Provincial Minister of Education Dharmasiri Dassanayake, in Kurunegala, told the Daily News that the government has made arrangements to conduct 1,200 awareness programmes to educate the school community of the Kurunegala district on the consequences of drug and liquor addiction. About 45 resource persons from both clergy and laity have consented in assisting these programmes on a voluntary basis to be held at school-level during next two weeks, said the NWP chief minister speaking at a meeting of school heads of the Kurunegala district on Tuesday in Kurunegala.

Meanwhile, a suspect possessing 160 mg of heroin for sale was nabbed and produced before Galgamuwa Magistrate L. T. Warusavithana, who fined the offender Rs. 10,000. Galgamuwa police prosecuted.

A youth who had illegal firearms, 45 bottles of illegal liquor, and flesh of rare wild mongooses in his possession, was fined Rs. 60,000 by Galgamuwa Magistrate L. T. Warusavithana on Monday when the suspect was produced before him by the Galgamuwa Police. 


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