1113 suspects arrested during special raid in Western province

1113 suspects arrested during special raid in Western province

1113 suspects arrested during special raid in Western province

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

21 Sep, 2020 | 11:43 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): Sri Lanka Police arrested 1113 suspects including 658 over drug-related offenses during a special raid conducted in the Western province.

A total of 424 suspects who had warrants against them, were also arrested during the raid, Police said.

According to Police, 324 suspects were arrested for the possession of Heroin, and close to 310 grams of the drug were seized during the raid.

Police said 146 suspects were arrested for the possession of Cannabis during the special raid carried out from 6:00 am yesterday till 5:00 this morning.

The raid was conducted on the instructions of Western Province Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon.

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