Doctor, pharmacist who smuggled narcotics to Prison arrested

24 December 2018 07:21 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A medical doctor and a pharmacist attached to the Welikada Prison were arrested by prison officials today while attempting to smuggle in narcotics and alcoholic drinks.

In a statement, the Justice and Prison Reforms Ministry said a prison officer had noticed the doctor handing over two bottles of alcohol to a prisoner to be handed over to another inmate.

Based on the information of the prison officer who noticed the event, the two bottles were found in the possession of the prisoner.

Welikada Prison Superintendent C. Uduwara said they would report the incident to the court in order to arrest the doctor.

Meanwhile, the pharmacist who was also attached to the prison was arrested in possession of 19 narcotic filled capsules that look like painkiller capsules.

He had removed medicinal substances from capsules and filled them with narcotics. He was handed over to the Borella Police for further investigation.

  Comments - 13

  • Dee Monday, 24 December 2018 07:36 PM

    For sure a free educated GOMA fellow. Now let's protest!

    johan Monday, 24 December 2018 10:04 PM

    GMOA has the first hand culprits in their association to destroy the Govt.activities

    Saradiel Monday, 24 December 2018 07:57 PM

    You can't accuse all perfect doctors. Whether a member or not, GMOA should come out protesting strongly over this.

    Samson Monday, 24 December 2018 08:36 PM

    Oh govt doctor, GMOA must now strike.

    Summa Monday, 24 December 2018 08:48 PM

    Please reveal both the names and the associations they belong to. Probably GMOA quacks !!

    Manel Monday, 24 December 2018 09:27 PM

    Both this Dr. and pharmacist should be jailed if proven guilty.

    karu Monday, 24 December 2018 09:32 PM

    Pain killers according to GMOA pundits

    Deepi Monday, 24 December 2018 10:22 PM

    GMOA members are above the law...please release him immediately otherwise the entire membership will go on strike

    aa Monday, 24 December 2018 11:01 PM

    its an RMO. nothing to do with GMOA. don't comment out of jealousy.

    Jaliya Wednesday, 26 December 2018 09:57 AM

    What jealousy ? How can it be jealousy the doctor prescribes the illicit drugs with a complementary two bottles of liquor. The pharmacist delivers … this is called teamwork …. I bet that was not a part of the MBBS curriculum ?

    GH Monday, 24 December 2018 11:43 PM

    GMOA's timely actions many a time saved the country.

    Smart guru Tuesday, 25 December 2018 12:47 PM

    It’s common knowledge that the GMOA rascals are involved in this activity in one way or the other.

    Rasheed Wednesday, 26 December 2018 10:03 AM

    Doctors are not above the law. If they can arrest the Pharmacist and handover to the Police, why can't they do the same to the doctor?

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