Heroin peddler sentenced to life
An accused who was found guilty for possessing and peddling over three grams of heroin was yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment by the Colombo High Court.
Following a lengthy trial, Colombo High Court Judge Adithya Patabendige observed that the prosecution has proved the charges beyond reasonable doubt against the accused.
Considering the evidence transpired during the Trial, the Colombo High Court Judge sentenced him to life imprisonment.
The Attorney General filed an indictment against the accused comprising two charges for possessing and trafficking of 3.707 grams of heroin.
The accused was arrested with the heroin in Colombo on January 17 in 2018 by the Wellawatte Police.