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Seven held for heroin trafficking

Seven persons who were engaged in selling and possessing heroin have been arrested by Kurunegala Police on June 19, in Kurunegala town.

These suspects were selling heroin to students who were returning home after their tuition classes, at the time of arrest. Along with the suspects, the police recovered 3,600mg of heroin in their possession at that time.

The suspects were of the age group 19-24 and they were residents of the Malkaduwawa, Ibbagamuwa and Yanthanpalawa areas of the Kurunegala district. Kurunegala Police OIC IP Mangala Wickramanayake is investigating further in this regard.

A police chief in Kurunegala told the Daily News yesterday that about 1,286 suspects have been arrested for drug-related offences in the Kurunegala district, during the last three months. 


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