Shots fired at Pannipitiya vehicle allegedly transporting narcotics

Shots fired at Pannipitiya vehicle allegedly transporting narcotics

Shots fired at Pannipitiya vehicle allegedly transporting narcotics

Written by Staff Writer

05 Jul, 2016 | 11:04 pm

Shots were fired at a car suspected of transporting narcotics morning in the Ambagashathara area in Pannipitiya on Tuesday morning.

The Police Narcotic Bureau said that a raid was carried out in the Pannipitiya area based on information obtained from a suspect currently in custody.The suspected drug peddler was scheduled to arrive at the disclosed location on Tuesday morning.

Police said that when the car neared the location, officers attempted to stop it but the car had allegedly sped away prompting Narcotics Officers to open fire.

However, the suspect managed to evade capture. Police said that investigations are underway to locate and apprehend the suspect.

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