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Iranian woman arrested with ‘Kush’ cannabis at BIA

31 January 2019 10:03 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A 24-year -old Iranian woman has been arrested on possession of 400 grammes of ‘Kush’ narcotic substance at the Bandaranaike International Airport early this morning, police said.

Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said the woman, who had arrived from Doha, Qatar was arrested by the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) officers at the Airport.

She had concealed the narcotic substance in a false bottom of her luggage.

Meanwhile, two suspects aged 44 and 45 from Jaffna, were arrested with 41.5 kg of Kerala Cannabis worth more than Rs. 5 million during a raid near the Mohideen Jumma Mosque in Jaffna yesterday evening.

SP Gunasekera said the PNB officers arrested the suspects while transporting the Kerala Cannabis in a motorcycle, following a tip-off.

The suspects would be produced in the Jaffna Magistrate's Court.(Darshana Sanjeewa)


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  Comments - 8

  • Nuwan Thursday, 31 January 2019 11:38 AM

    daily mirror knows nicely mach stories and incite racism.

    leo Thursday, 31 January 2019 12:13 PM

    sounds like you have smoked something too..the daily mirror reports what really happenes..I am against any race who brings drugs to this country be it sinhalese, muslim or tamil..

    OOOO Thursday, 31 January 2019 01:32 PM

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    OOOO Thursday, 31 January 2019 01:33 PM

    Thumb up and down doesn't work, Browser: Google chrome.Not only for this news.

    Udurawana Thursday, 31 January 2019 02:03 PM

    Its high time that Sri Lanka jumps on the marijuana band wagon. Legalise and make an industry of it and ban the use of tobacco. The national expense on health will also eventually drop as the tobacco use drops. But in this part of the world this is only wishful thinking

    Samayan Thursday, 31 January 2019 02:39 PM

    Sri Lanka seems to be a very famous destination and transit point for drugs. Every one is brining from all parts of the world and get caught in Sri Lanka. How come their baggage's are not screened in popular air ports. The big question what happens to all these drugs. Are they re shipped to some other country?

    Prestine Beauty Thursday, 31 January 2019 04:03 PM

    Do you show the passport for other communities too when get caught? Don't spread hatred DM. Please stick to professional journalism w/o inciting racism

    Rhonda Taylor Friday, 01 February 2019 10:52 AM

    In her country she would have been stoned to death for trying to sell drugs. Send her back to her country as a prisoner and let them deal with her. Don't waste our money up-keeping theseworthless women

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