Underworld suspects arrested in Elpitiya raid

Underworld suspects arrested in Elpitiya raid

By Keshala Dias

16 Dec, 2017 | 1:39 pm

Four underworld members, including a leading underworld figure allegedly connected to several murders and ransom cases, have been arrested during a raid carried out in the Gonalagoda area in Niyagama, Elpitiya.

The raid has been carried out by the Organised Crimes Control Unit of the Police Special Task Force (STF), on Friday evening.

According to the STF, a revolver firearm, five bullets, a hand grenade, five rounds of ammunition used for T-56 firearms and a shotgun have been discovered in possession of the suspects.

Further investigations are underway.