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German arrested for growing cannabis in Habaraduwa villa

28 January 2018 03:48 pm - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A 47-year-old German national was arrested on charges of operating a cannabis cultivation project at a villa, in guise of a greenhouse, at Katukurunda in Habaraduwa yesterday.

The German national was taken into custody and was due to be produced in the Galle Magistrate's Court.

Police said the type of cannabis which was found during the raid has not been found in Sri Lanka before.

Cannabis seed plots, bottles of dried cannabis were found in rooms of the villa.

The police is suspicious that the foreigner who maintained the villa in the guise of a greenhouse might have been selling these cannabis to foreigners at a higher price.

The raid was conducted by a police team led by Habaraduwa OIC Chief Inspector Chandana Prasad Jayathilaka on the instructions of Galle ASP Gamini Ihalawela. (D.G. Sugathapala)

  Comments - 17

  • Sanju Sunday, 28 January 2018 04:19 PM

    Ayurveda respects this plant and it's many great uses. Today in the West they embrace cannabis as a great healer and its legalisation spreads everyday. Here in SL it continues to be illegal, this herb which was used extensively by our forefathers. How backward are we !

    Fx earner Sunday, 28 January 2018 05:44 PM

    Export to US, Canada etc.and earn some valuable FX.

    ase Sunday, 28 January 2018 06:15 PM

    you may correct but ask him to do it at home and see what happen, it is not to talk correct cos he is a sudda.

    Silva Sunday, 28 January 2018 07:33 PM

    The rest of the world is making it legal only we are still following old rules put in place by our former white rulers to ban this plant that was previously legal to use in our Country. This is another violation of our rights as citizens to consume this plant as a part of our culture...

    damithw Sunday, 28 January 2018 07:41 PM

    In Jamaica , since nearly 5 years, Ganja is lagal to grow at homes , up to 5 plants .. i also used grwo 5 planst at my home as it is a great medicine for my Eye problem..and also as a seasoning agent for hard meats..

    Unchikun Sunday, 28 January 2018 04:53 PM

    The JO says there is no foreign investment. This is one. Start a project.

    malik Monday, 29 January 2018 07:33 AM

    The Only Project in SL, where Bribes could not be earned.

    De Silva Sunday, 28 January 2018 05:57 PM

    The Whites and the Blacks are prone to crime, specially sex and drugs. It is vital our Police keep tabs on them while they stay in Sri Lanka.

    Damithw Sunday, 28 January 2018 07:43 PM

    Nope,, All the human beings , Not only white and Blacks..

    edward Sunday, 28 January 2018 08:27 PM

    Mr. De Silva, Why do we discriminate people based on skin color etc. It is time to grow up. You mean to say Sri Lankans do not commit crimes?

    Nimal Sunday, 28 January 2018 08:43 PM

    Damithw, you are an ignorant fool,I have been living in the West for the last 40 years.

    Ceylon Sunday, 28 January 2018 10:39 PM

    Lankans are the most famous theives.presidents and ex pm also stealing.involve with drugs.

    malik Monday, 29 January 2018 07:34 AM

    @De Silva . You clearly live on a floating Cloud. Have you even seen the SL crime Stats? This Rioting Nation

    Sarah Monday, 05 February 2018 03:50 AM

    But de Silva. Why do u blame whites and blacks? What is your color.? Y ou dont wont but if u are srilankan so you are black. Do not forêt.

    Ceylon Sunday, 28 January 2018 07:37 PM

    Why more dangerous kudu importers are not arresting???.all the kudu bossess are very close associates of former president and present president.

    lkboy Monday, 29 January 2018 11:26 AM

    Legalize it!

    Tariq Mansoor Monday, 29 January 2018 04:52 PM

    That’s a Kush Plant please don’t destroy it


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