Sentenced to death for possessing heroin

By Chitra Weerarathne

The Colombo High Court yesterday imposed death penalty on a 53-year-old man who was convicted of possessing 18.24 grams of heroin and trafficking it.

The offence was committed in Rajagiriya in 2010.

The convict had been arrested by the Police Narcotic Bureau, from the area.

The convict is Mohamed Semor Nissam, a father of two.

Senior state counsel, Yohan Abeywickrama, appeared for the prosecution.

The bench comprised High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga.

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