Woman sentenced to life in prison for smuggling heroin

A woman has been sentenced to life in prison for allegedly smuggling heroin into the Welikada Prison in 2013.

The 60-year-old woman was sentenced by the Colombo High Court following a lengthy trial.

She had been arrested in 2013 and remanded after attempting to smuggle heroin hidden in several plastic packets concealed under her clothes. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. This was a such a straightforward, clear cut case and yet it was dragged on for 7 years. What was the reason and who benefitted ?


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