A 19-year-old female suspect was arrested with 20.10 grams of heroin following a tipoff to the Galle Police Anti-Corruption Unit.
It was revealed that her parents were prisoned over heroin related cases.
She has told the police that her father would force her to bring heroin to the prison from time to time.
The suspect, a resident of Hikkaduwa area, worked as a nurse at a private medical institute.
She is due to be produced before the Galle Magistrate today.
pics by Ratgama Roshan Piyathilaka