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Suspect arrested with 50 packets of cannabis

Dedigama Police arrested a suspect selling cannabis to schoolchildren in the Dedigama, Kegalle yesterday on a tip off.

Fifty packets of cannabis were seized from his bag. A packet is valued at Rs. 500. A roll of polythene used to packet the cannabis was also found in his bag together with a weighing scale and other paraphernalia that were used by drug addicts.

Police said that the suspect is a notorious cannabis peddler known as Rasika Ruwan Gamlath, alias Ganja Rasika, a 30-year-old supplying cannabis to schoolchildren and young people. Dedigama Police OIC Chief Inspector Lasantha Kaluarachchi said that they believe the suspect has more cannabis and other drugs hidden in a secret location as he had a large roll of polythene in his bag. “We believe that he only had a limited amount of cannabis with him. It is suspected that once this stock is sold he would have more stocks to packet.”

The suspect has two prior convictions. Police intelligence information revealed that he had been supplying Cannabis to schoolchildren on his bicycle or in three wheeler in the Dandeniya, Salgala, Welhella, Mahapallegama, Kudapallegama, Morawaka and Elpitiya.

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