Tuesday, 11th May 2021

96 sentenced to death and 275 imprisoned for life for possession of toxic Drugs

British Asia News Network

Sri Lanka: During the period of 2008 to 2018 ninety-six suspects including eight women across the country had been sentenced to death by the Magistrate’s Courts after being found guilty of the possession of toxic drugs. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said 275 suspects including 34 women were handed life imprisonment between 2008 to November 2018 for the same charge.

Drugs such as cocaine, morphine and opium were found and a total of 430.5 kilos of heroin valued more than Rs. 5,166 million had been seized this year. Police have arrested a total of 37,304 individuals on charges of possession of heroin. “ The second largest heroin detection of 231.5 kgs and the fifth largest heroin detection of 103 kgs were recovered this year,” he said.

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