Eight fined for heroin, mosquito-breeding cases in Kurunegala | Daily News


 

Eight fined for heroin, mosquito-breeding cases in Kurunegala

A suspect who had been pleaded guilty of possessing over 830 milligrammes of heroin was sentenced to 6 months simple imprisonment suspended for five years and fined Rs 25,000 by Kurunegala Chief Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam last Wednesday morning.

The suspect is a residence of Malkaduwawa in Kurunegala.

The Judge observed that the accused would have to serve another six-months imprisonment in default of the fine.

Meanwhile, another two suspects who had been pleaded guilty of possessing 700 milligrammes of heroin were fined Rs 10,000 each.

Another five suspects who had been pleaded guilty of maintaining mosquito breeding grounds in their gardens were fined Rs 7,500 by Kurunegala Chief Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam on the same day Wellawa Police prosecuted. 


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