Maldivian woman confesses to drug use in Sri Lankan court

A Maldivian woman and her Sri Lankan husband have confessed in a Sri Lankan court to using illegal drugs, reports Haveeru.

The couple confessed when presented with evidence against them by police.

A Mount Lavinia court has issued an order to extend the police custody until 5 March. The couple were arrested on 19 January.

Drug crimes in Sri Lanka attract heavy sentences, including life imprisonment and the death penalty.