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Over 15 drug addicts held in Akmeemana

Akmeemana Police said 16 drug addicts, including two drug dealers, were arrested during a special operation carried out on Monday night in the Akmeemana Police division.

Police recovered 2,150 milligrammes of heroin in the possession of one suspect and 1,200 milligrammes of drugs in another. Fourteen drug addicts were arrested in possession of 180 milligrammes of heroin, police said.

Police investigations revealed that among the arrested suspects is a person who has been issued with warrants by the court, three persons involved in robberies, one assailant and one absconding court.

The suspects were arrested following a raid carried out in the Narawala, Labuduwa, Kapuhempala, Malibanmawatha and other areas. The suspects were to be produced in court yesterday.

Officers of the Akmeemana Police conducted the raid.

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