07 arrested in Slave Island for racketeering via social media

07 arrested in Slave Island for racketeering via social media

07 arrested in Slave Island for racketeering via social media

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

21 Dec, 2021 | 2:34 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka Police have arrested seven suspects who engaged in various acts of racketeering while taking accommodation at a luxury hotel in the Slave Island area.

The suspects were arrested during a raid carried out by officers of the Walana Anti-Corruption Unit, on Monday night (Dec. 20), Police Spokesperson Attorney-at-Law SSP Nihal Thalduwa said.

According to SSP Thalduwa, the chief suspect is a 36-year-old resident of Kandy, while the other suspects aged between 22 to 40-years are from various parts of the country.

The suspects had committed various acts of racketeering through social media and other means.

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