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Death sentence for drug peddler

A person who was found guilty of possessing and peddling around 30g of heroin was sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court on Thursday.

The accused, Nuwan Sanjeewa (28), a resident of the Mattakkuliya area in Colombo was arrested with 29.71g of heroin in his possession by the Ports Anti-Corruption Division on or about April 16, 2018 from the Inguru Kade Junction area in Colombo.

When the case was taken up before the Colombo High Court Judge, he issued the verdict after a lengthy trial while observing that the prosecution had proved the case beyond reasonable doubt.

Considering the facts, the Colombo High Court sentenced the accused to death.



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