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Sri Lankan police officer arrested for drug possession

A Sri Lankan police officer has been arrested for being in possession of drugs in Ampara.

The officer from Welikada Police Station had 9 grams of heroin and 390 grams of ice seized from him, when he was stopped in the Damana area last week.

Earlier this year, a Sri Lankan army soldier and police officer were arrested for cannabis possession. The Sri Lankan government has pledged to adopt a hard stance against drug-related offences with both the Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Defence Secretary, Kamal Gunaratne vowing to “eradicate Sri Lanka’s drug menace” which has resulted in an escalation in intimidation and surveillance in the North-East.

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