AG forwards indictments against 17 drug dealers

AG forwards indictments against 17 drug dealers

AG forwards indictments against 17 drug dealers

Written by Staff Writer

12 Jun, 2019 | 4:29 pm

Colombo (News 1st): The Attorney General’s Department forwarded indictments to the Negombo High Court today (June 12) against 17 accused for the possession of heroin, importing heroin, conspiracy to traffic and trafficking heroin. The indictments are under the Poisons, Opium, and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance.

According to the Attorney General’s Department, more than 48 kilograms of heroin was seized and 09 Iranians, 01 Pakistani, 01 Indian, 01 Singaporean and 05 Sri Lankans were arrested and were in remand custody since 2016.

As part of the arrests, a flagless unregistered ship was also taken into the custody of the Sri Lanka Navy.

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