Life imprisonment for peddling 5 grams of heroin | Daily News

Life imprisonment for peddling 5 grams of heroin

A 25-year-old accused was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Colombo High Court yesterday for possessing and peddling around 5 grams of heroin in 2017.

The case was taken up before the High Court Judge Damith Thotawatta.

He issued the verdict after a lengthy trial and he observed that the prosecution has proved the case beyond reasonable doubts.

On December 21 in 2017, the accused, a resident of Maharagama, was arrested along with the heroin by the Narcotics Bureau during a raid in that area.

The Attorney General had filed indictments against the accused in the Colombo High Court.