(NewsRadio); A total of nine persons including a Police constable have been arrested for the possession of 34 packets of heroin in Denagama, Hakmana.
Police said the constable arrested in the operation is attached to the Deiyandara Police station.
A raid was conducted based on information provided by an individual who was in Police custody.
Accordingly, during a raid conducted at the house of the Police constable, officers found around 3.15g of heroin prepared to be sold to various individuals.
Furthermore, other suspects were also in possession of 3.9g of heroin. The suspects arrested by officers are aged between 18 and 38 years.
They are residents of Denagama, Hakmana, Kataragama and Tissamaharama.
The group is scheduled to be produced before the Deiyandara Magistrate’s Court today.
The Hakmana Police is conducting further investigations.