Held for dealing drugs to minors

Police arrested a drug dealer selling heroin to schoolchildren recently. The suspect had 620 milligrams of heroin with him at the time of the arrest.

The suspect had been active under the guise of a donation collector for temples in Kurunegala. He was identified as a 30-year-old resident of Hettipola.

He was to be produced at the Kuliyapitiya Magistrate’s Court, yesterday. Investigations are continuing.

About 34 such individuals had been arrested in Kurunegala so far this year, a police chief in Kurunegala told the Daily News yesterday.

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