Kahatagasdigiliya Police arrested a youth with 94 packets of cannabis who had been suspected to use his pregnant wife to escape and be hidden from the eyes of police.
Suspect has been identified as a 25 year-old resident of Kahatagasdigiliya.
Police says that the suspect used to sell cannabis by travelling with her pregnant wife and he has taken this initiative to mislead the police.
Later, when the police deployed a secret agent for the mission, the suspect has been detained when he tried to sell a cannabis packet to the secret agent who appeared before him as a customer.
Moreover, the pregnant wife of the suspect has been with him when he was detained and he has been selling packets for Rs.500 each.
He has been presented before the Anuradhapura Magistrate and the court hearing has been adjourned to order punishments in the next hearing.