Woman trying to smuggle heroin into courts arrested

By Pradeep Samarakoon

Policemen manning the checkpoint at the entrance to the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court premises yesterday morning nabbed a woman attempting to smuggle in 26 satchets of heroin.

The suspect claimed that her imprisoned husband would be brought to the court yesterday and she wanted to see him. A woman constable grew suspicious and frisked the woman and found the narcotic inside her bra.

The packets contained a total of 660 milligrams of heroin, police said.

The suspect is a 26-year-old woman from Ratmalana.

The suspect would be produced before Mt. Lavinia Magistrate, police said.

Mount Lavinia police are conducting further investigations.

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