Three drug peddlers netted in Embilipitiya

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Embilipitiya Police arrested three suspects including a mother and a son yesterday (12) from Embilipitiya New Town for possessing 38 kilogrammes of heroin.

This is the biggest drug bust in Embilipitiya. A 22-year-old son and his 46-year-old mother engaging in stitching ladies garments and handbag business were among those arrested, Embilipitiya Police said.

Investigations showed that the suspect mother and son had been engaging in the drug trade under the pretext of transporting materials.

Police said the narcotics had been distributed to customers in Southern and Uva provinces and Embilipitiya.

By Naalir Jamaldeen