3560 suspects arrested in islandwide raids

3560 suspects arrested in islandwide raids

Written by Staff Writer

22 Oct, 2018 | 3:14 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) –  3560 suspects including 1124 individuals with warrants against them were arrested folllwing islandwide raids conducted on Sunday (Oct 21).

Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said this mission had been carried out following a direct order received from the Inspector General of Police.

The operation was carried out from 3.00 am till 7.00 am  (October 21).

The Police also arrested 468 drunk drivers, 920 suspects charged for various crimes, 992 suspects charged with narcotics-related crimes and 53 suspects charged with other corruption-related activities.

Three people were also arrested for the possession of a hand grenade and two firearms.

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