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A woman was today sentenced to death after she was found guilty of possessing and peddling 40.8 grams of heroin in Borella in 2003, by the Colombo High Court.
 
The accused B.N. Nilmini Samanthi alias Niluka of Borella was found guilty of the charge of possessing and peddling 40.8 grams of diacetyl-morphine (heroine).
 
The Attorney General had indicted the accused on two counts and further alleged that she had committed a punishable offence under section 54 (A) and 54 (B) of the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act No. 13 of 1984. When the case came up before High Court Judge P. Padman Surasena, the accused was sentenced to death. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)
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  • k.r Tuesday, 07 February 2012 03:42 AM

    ...... and all drug lords and murders living in the country roam free!

    hks Monday, 06 February 2012 11:24 AM

    In view of the rising crime wave in the country, why not implement the death sentence?

    Nodrog Monday, 06 February 2012 11:26 AM

    Big deal. She'll spend a few years in prison and be set free, then start peddling again.


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