Cops arrest two more suspects in attempted shooting of drug muling ambulance driver

Cops arrest two more suspects in attempted shooting of drug muling ambulance driver

Cops arrest two more suspects in attempted shooting of drug muling ambulance driver

Written by Zulfick Farzan

09 Feb, 2022 | 11:13 am

 

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka Police on Tuesday (8) arrested a 51-year-old man in connection to the attempted shooting of an ambulance driver in Panadura, on the 27th of January 2022.

The suspect was identified as the assistant to the ambulance driver who was the main target of the shooters.

On Independence Day (4), the Kalutara Crimes Division arrested the ambulance driver who was the target of gunmen in Panadura.

Sri Lanka Police said the ambulance driver was transferring an expectant mother to the Panadura Hospital when several people chased after him on four motorcycles and opened fire at him.

However, the weapon used by the gunman had jammed.

Police said the ambulance driver was arrested after it was revealed that he was transporting Heroin at the time of the incident.

According to Police, the person who was driving the motorcycle and the person who assisted in the shooting were also arrested.

The assistant to the ambulance driver had confessed to police that the ambulance was used to transport drugs on several occasions.

In addition, another man was arrested from Panadura on Tuesday (8) for spying on the ambulance driver.

 

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