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Drug dealer arrested from Panadura

A person selling cannabis mixed with the narcotic ‘mawa’ under the guise of a betel seller was arrested in a joint operation conducted by the Army Intelligence Unit and the Police, Panadura South Police stated.

The suspect had been selling the narcotics to schoolchildren in the Panadura area at prices between Rs.50 and Rs.100, police said.

The suspect has been identified as a 39-year-old resident of Panadura South. He was running a fake betel shop at the Eluwila Junction in Panadura, they added.

Police said that 1.85 grams of narcotics were seized from his shop, and that the suspect has been handed over to the Panadura South Police for further investigations.

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