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Indian national arrested over drugs smuggling

An Indian national was arrested last night by Sri Lanka's narcotics police officers, at Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). 

The 30-year-old man, believed to be from Bangalore, was reportedly in possession of 1.2kg of cannabis resin (hash), worth Rs 2 million. 

The man is due to be produced before Negombo Magistrate's Court. 

The arrest comes at a time when Sri Lanka's president is campaigning in support of the death penalty for drug traffickers.