Police nab excise officer packing ganja

By Madura Ranwala

A 45-year-old officer attached to Puttalam Excise Department, a divorced woman and her younger brother were arrested on Monday night by a police team led by the officer-in-Charge of the Mundalama police, while they were packing cannabis in the woman’s house close to the police station.

Police media unit told The Island yesterday that the suspects had been nabbed with 246 grammes of ganja on a tip-off.

The woman has told the police that she stopped the illegal business she had been engaged in earlier but due to pressure from the excise officer she had attempted to resume it. The officer had provided her with ganja he had recovered during raids, the police said.

The suspects would be produced before the Puttlam magistrate, sources said.

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