Software engineer had Rs.7mn worth of ecstasy pills

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A software engineer was arrested with more than 1,500 Ecstasy pills by Excise Department officials during a raid in Nugegoda last night.

The contraband had a street value of Rs. 7 million, the officials said.

Chief of the Special Raids Unit of the Excise Department, G.N. Hemantha said the suspect was arrested along with a jeep near the Nugegoda flyover.

The suspect, aged 31 years old, was identified as a resident of Nugegoda.

According to the investigations the suspect was a distributor of the drug and had been selling Ecstasy pills to the buyers trough the internet.

Mr. Hemantha said the suspect was to be produced in the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court.

“This is offense which will be taken to the High Court. The accused would not be released with a fine and have to face jail time of minimum ten years,” he said. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Sonali Wednesday, 17 May 2017 01:49 PM

    It's sad to see that there are so many people who want to fight for a drug dealer by popping a pill.

    Sonali Tuesday, 16 May 2017 01:17 PM

    How about 20 years. No parole.

    Bala Tuesday, 16 May 2017 02:32 PM

    So the king pin will be laughing - only the street vendor is caught and everyone says what a great job the excise and narcotics boys are doing. King pin will get another street vendor and everyone will live happily ever after. Drug Menace continues.

    aruna Tuesday, 16 May 2017 02:38 PM

    Got any software engineer didn't trun up to work today?

    NIna Kamal Tuesday, 16 May 2017 02:55 PM

    ... and 31, so where is the big fish!!!

    Curious Tuesday, 16 May 2017 03:27 PM

    Pop a pill and you'll be fighting for his freedom

    ceylon Tuesday, 16 May 2017 03:34 PM

    very miserable person.have luck to study but no luck to progress with education. via DM Android App

    mohideen Tuesday, 16 May 2017 03:41 PM

    The nets used by SL anti-vice squads have always been too small to net-in the big-fish and sharks. These are well orchestrated drama of corrupt system.

    Citizen Tuesday, 16 May 2017 03:45 PM

    What about the worst drugs being sold with the support of P-Members?? At least one year jail for those roaming free?

    tokka Wednesday, 17 May 2017 09:56 AM

    Dont worry its not birth control pills from pakistan. via DM Android App

    Citizen Supun Tuesday, 16 May 2017 05:16 PM

    At that price we're in the world's top 12 most expensive countries for Ecstasy.

    Sonali Tuesday, 16 May 2017 05:18 PM

    Wow! So you pop pills and fight for drug dealers freedom? Good for you.

    hardroll Tuesday, 16 May 2017 05:38 PM

    Haha. Aint no money like drug money via DM Android App

    Binura Tuesday, 16 May 2017 05:58 PM

    His birthplace will be Angulana. Kaldemulla or Piliyandala, the current drug hub of Sri Lanka.

    Perera Monday, 04 June 2018 05:41 PM

    No He is from Hatton


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