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Facebook party hosts remanded

Galle Acting Magistrate Premarathna Thirangama remanded 28 boys and girls until September 9 when they were produced before him by Akmeemana police for allegedly hosting a Facebook party.

The Police had raided the alleged Facebook event held at a hotel near the Rajjambugaha Pump House in the Akmeemana Police Division on an intelligence report and arrested the youths.

“The suspects are aged between 18 to 24 years and were from different areas including Moratuwa, Ampara, Anuradhapura, Matale, Colombo and Galle. At the time of arrest, they had been enjoying themselves after consuming drugs and were in a high state of intoxication,” Police told the courts.

The Police had found that the girls had used “Ice”,a synthetic stimulant drug after checking their mobile phone messages sent to their friends while 12 grams of Kerala cannabis were detected in the possession of boys.

Responding to the appeal made by the defense lawyers for the granting of bail for the suspects, the Acting Magistrate said that Facebook parties have become a new trend among the young people although they are being constantly warned over the harmful effects of the practice, and refused bail.

The arrest was made by a group of officers of Akmeemana Police led by its Acting OIC IP Hewage based on an intelligence report submitted by Intelligence Officer SI U.G. Abeyrathna following instructions from Galle SP Vikum Ginige.

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