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Twenty busted in “Facebook party” raid in Sri Lanka

ECONOMYNEXT – Police arrested 20 individuals upon raiding a so called Facebook party in Millaniya, Panadura, yesterday that allegedly involved illegal drugs.

Fifteen males and five females were rounded up by police, including the owner of the  hotel in which the party was held, police said.

The raid was conducted by the corruption raid unit of the Kalutara district which seized 2 grams and 465mg of heroin, 13 grams of Kerala Ganja and five ecstasy pills found in the possession of the suspects.

The arrested suspects are between the ages 17 and 60 and are residents of Bandaragama, Mallamulla, Dehiwala, Panadura, Dodangoda, Yatiyana, Kaduwela, Wellanthudawa, Boralesgamuwa and Horana.

The suspects will be produced before the Horana Magistrate today and Millaniya police conduct further investigations. (Colombo/Aug10/2020)

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