‘Podi Lassie’s aide arrested for firearms possession

‘Podi Lassie’s aide arrested for firearms possession

‘Podi Lassie’s aide arrested for firearms possession

Written by Zulfick Farzan

29 Aug, 2020 | 12:47 am

Colombo (News 1st);  The Special Task Force (STF) has arrested a close associate of notorious organized criminal Janith Madusanka De Silva alias ‘Podi Lassie’ along with firearms and live rounds in a house at Wathugedara, Ambalangoda, on Friday (28), said the Ministry of Defence.
                  
A T-56 Assault Rifle, a pistol, two shot guns, four T-56 magazines with 98 live rounds, micro pistol magazine, 53 numbers of 9 mm rounds, four 12 bore rounds, handcuffs, mobile phone, two smoke grenades and a hand grenade were also taken into custody during the raid.

The Police had also taken ‘Podi Lassie’s mother for managing finances earned through the smuggling of drugs while she was hiding at Maya Avenue, Pannipitiya, recently (Aug 24).

‘Podi Lassie’ is serving a jail term in the Boosa Prison which was recently converted to imprison hardcore criminals including wanted drug smugglers.

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