Crime Watch: Bribery and drug-related arrests across SL

Crime Watch: Bribery and drug-related arrests across SL

Crime Watch: Bribery and drug-related arrests across SL

Written by Staff Writer

02 Jul, 2015 | 1:23 pm

Five suspects have been arrested from the Dematagoda, Welikada, Obeysekerapura, Kadawata and Minuwangoda areas for the possession of heroin.

The Police Media Unit said that one person was arrested close to Veluwana College in Dematagoda while transporting heroin in a three-wheeler. A stash of 10.790 grammes of heroin was seized from the suspect by the Colombo Crimes Division. The suspect is a resident of the Borella area.

Meanwhile, two suspects in the possession of heroin were taken into custody in Obeysekerapura. Police said that the two suspects will be produced before the No. 4 courts in Hultsdorf on July 2.

In addition, a suspect who was arrested in the Nawaloka Junction in Minuwangoda with the possession of 2.450 grammes of heroin is to be produced before the Negombo Magistrate.

Meanwhile, a woman and another individual have been arrested while transporting heroin in a three-wheeler in Kadawatha. The arrests were made during a raid conducted by the Kadawatha Police.

In a separate incident, police officers have been arrested in Colombo for accepting a bribe worth Rs. 2,000.

Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said the three police officers attached to the Police Emergency Hotline division, were arrested following complaint that the two officers used means of intimidation to obtain a bribe off a female motorist in the Cinnamon Garden area. The two police officers are a sergeant and a police constable.

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