UPDATE : Person arrested with 1000 live rounds

UPDATE : Person arrested with 1000 live rounds

UPDATE : Person arrested with 1000 live rounds

Written by Staff Writer

08 May, 2019 | 10:54 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – A person was arrested with nearly 1000 rounds of live ammunition in Nawagamuwa.

The police stated that the suspect was a 38-year-old retired member of the Sri Lanka Army.  The suspect was arrested when he was stopped at a roadblock while transporting the ammunition.

There were a number of items in the suspect’s possession at the time of arrest ( 205 rounds of T56 ammo, 640 rounds of 9mm ammo, 40 T56 training rounds, 2 T56 magazines, One 9mm magazine, one air rifle).

According to the police the rounds of ammunition had been stored separately in bags and hidden inside the seat of the motorbike which the suspect was riding on.

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