Five Pakistanis receive lifetime jail term for heroin smuggling

20 September 2019 - 63   - 0

Five Pakistani nationals were sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday (Sept 19) for smuggling heroin into Sri Lanka.

The Negombo High Court passed the sentence after the suspects had pleaded guilty to three charges filed against them by the Police Narcotics Bureau.

Among the charges were smuggling, being in the possession of narcotics and drug racketeering.

Police have identified the accused and their offenses as follows;

  • Muhammad Aslam - Apprehended with 367 grams of heroin in 2017


  • Ghanchi Shaguftnas - Apprehended with 260 grams of heroin in 2016


  • Din Alah - Apprehended with 404.6 grams of heroin in 2016


  • Malik Adna Afsal and Saira Khan  - Nabbed with 2.7 kilos of heroin in 2017

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