Police raids across Sri Lanka – 758 warranted suspects arrested

Police raids across Sri Lanka – 758 warranted suspects arrested

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

11 Nov, 2017 | 10:05 pm

Police conducted a raid which covered all police divisions in Sri Lanka. The raid commenced at 11 p.m. and ended around 3 a.m. on Saturday, November 11.

The raid was carried out by 16,362 police officers, under the directive of IGP Pujith Jayasundara.

During the raid:

  • 5744 vehicles were checked
  • 962 persons were arrested on suspicion
  • 948 raids were carried out to crack down on illicit liquor
  • 758 warranted suspects were arrested
  • 86 suspects of criminal activities were apprehended
  • three weapons were discovered

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