The Kilinochchi Magistrate M.I.Wahabdeen imposed heavy fines and jail terms on people produced before him for possession of narcotic materials, and selling them. Some samples of the penalties are as follows:
Possession of 3 bottles Kasipu-Rs.100,000/= fine and 6 months vigorous Impisonment
Possession of 150ml government seal arrack…..Rs.100,000/= fine 100,000/= bail
Possession of 140 mg Ganja-3 months vigorous Imprisonment and rs.10,000/= fine.
Possession of 3830 ganja by 55 years old-Rs.10,000/= fine search order of a tavern purchased by the accused.
Possession of 2 bottles Kasippu by a woman with baby-Rs.75,000/= fine or 06 months
The general public welcomed the heavy penalties on Narcotic related offenders.
Meanwhile the Jaffna High Court Judge, Justice Illanchelliyan also had warned in open courts that bail will not be granted easily to narcotic and anti-social offenders.