‘Charter’ nabbed with 18 grams of heroin | Daily News


‘Charter’ nabbed with 18 grams of heroin

Anuradhapura Narcotics Prevention Unit officials arrested a suspect with 18 grams of heroin on Friday in Kaleththewa, Anuradhapura.

The arrested is known as Charter. He has been carrying out the business in the guise of a three wheeler driver. He was arrested when he was loitering near the Mihidu Mawatha School, Kaleththewa with 17.940 grams of heroin.

Police said he has brought heroin from Koswatta, Colombo and sold a heroin gram at Rs. 2,000 in Anuradhapura. He has sold the drug in Galkulama, Kaleththewa, Kawarakkulama in Anuradhapura.

He has been in the business for a long time and this was the first time he was caught with such a large amount of heroin, police said.

The street value of the heroin seized is about Rs. 300,000. The 33-year-old suspect was produced before court and ordered to be remanded. Anuradhapura Divisional Narcotic Unit OIC SI W.M. Abeysinghe, constables Saman, Podikumara, Prasanna, Abeywardena, Tennekoon, Pemasiri, Kirithiratne, and Dilhani arrested the suspect under the instruction of Anuradhapura OIC P.R.P. Senanayake.

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