American arrested over illicit brewery, ganja

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image_1540996183-83fb050052By Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk

An American tourist, who rented a house in Uyanwatte, where he had been running an illegal brewery and cultivating ganja had been arrested, Matara Division Crime Investigation Unit said. 

They said that they carried out the raid on information from the public and searched the house to find ganja plants in flower pots, 66 grammes of processed ganja, and a bottle of liquor.

“Investigation revealed that he had visited Sri Lanka frequently and last January he rented a house in Uyanwatte for Rs. 200,000 a month,” a Senior Police Officer said. 

A young man and a woman had been working under him. The 49-year-old suspect was produced before the Matara Magistrate.