The deceased suspect had been arrested by the CCD at Wellampitiya-Nagahamulla area over the possession of 1 gram of the narcotic drug ‘Ice’, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
He was being held at the CCD cell, when he had suddenly taken ill.
When he fell ill, the suspect had informed the officers in charge that he had swallowed another packet of ‘Ice’ prior to being arrested.
Subsequently, the police officers had admitted the suspect to the Colombo General Hospital in a police vehicle, but while receiving treatment he had passed away.
The deceased is a 38-year-old male resident of Nagahamulla Road Kollonnawa identified as Nawagamuwage Ruwan Sanjeewa Perera. .