PS member arrested over possession of heroin

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By Rose Kenny

A Pradeshiya Sabha member has been arrested by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) while in possession of heroin.

The Karuwalagaswewa  Pradeshiya Sabha member Ekanayake Mudiyanselage Dimantha Vimukthi Ekanayake was arrested by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) while in possession of heroin around 11.20 am today.

According to the Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara, PNB officials had seized 700 mg of heroin in the possession of Ekanayake at the Thonigala junction on the Anamaduwa-Puttalam road. He had been travelling in a three wheeler at the time of arrest and the PNB officers had arrested him and handed the suspect over to the Anamaduwa police.

The suspect is a Provincial Councilor of the Karuwalagaswewa Pradeshiya Sabha and is a resident of the Murukkuwatawana, Karuwalagaswewa area in Puttalam.

The was produced before the Anamaduwa Magistrate’s Court yesterday  (12) and ordered to be remanded until August 22nd, the Police Media Spokesperson said.

Further investigations are being carried out by the Anamaduwa Police