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Drug-peddler sentenced to death

A man found guilty of peddling 11.57g of heroin, was yesterday sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court.

The accused, a resident of Borella, was arrested with 11.57g of heroin. The case was taken up before High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi.

The accused was absent in court when the case was heard. A warrant was therefore issued for his arrest.

The Attorney-General had filed indictments against the accused, comprising 2 charges under Section 54(a, b) of the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act No. 13 of 1994. State Counsel Nishara Jayarathna appeared on behalf of the Attorney-General.

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