Nearly 40 arrested over Facebook drug party


Wennappuwa Police yesterday (13) arrested 39 persons in possession of several narcotic drugs at a party organized via Facebook.

The party was held at a hotel in Waikkala, Wennapuwa, which was raided following a tip-off.

The arrestees, identified as residents of Mattakkuliya, Ganemulla, Negombo, Anuradhapura, Wattala and Mirigama, aged between 20 – 30 years, were remanded till Wednesday (16) on the orders of the Marawila Magistrate’s Court.

Police seized  02 grams and 110 milligrams of crystal methamphetamine (commonly known as ‘Ice’), 05 grams of hashish, 27 grams of cannabis and 15 ecstasy pills.