17,687 Policemen, under the supervision of Provincial DIGs and guidance of IGP Pujith Jayasundara, engaged in an islandwide raid from 9pm yesterday to 8am today and arrested 3,666 alleged suspects, Police Media Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.
Among them 648 were arrested for drunk driving.
During the raid Police had arrested nine suspect who were in possession of fire arms without a valid license and another with a live hand grenade.
Accordingly, police had arrested 998 warranted suspects and 1.090 suspects in connection with other criminal offenses during the raid.
They had also arrested 843 suspects in possession with heroin or other illegal narcotics while another 77 were taken into custody for consuming alcohol in public venues and several other offenses.
Over 6,012 suspects have been charged for road traffic violations. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
Premalal Sunday, 10 June 2018 20:50
But they missed the 225 at Diyawannawa.
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Ceylon Sunday, 10 June 2018 20:58
Lankawide famous suspects are there.any one of them arrested?.arresting small scale pick pockets dont change crime situation.daham sirisena attacked night club with his thug gan.he also arrested?.
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Lord Wolfstein Monday, 11 June 2018 10:05
The police must be very proud to have arrested so many dangerous offenders, especially those 77 who have consumed alcohol in public.
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Warren Raed Monday, 11 June 2018 12:28
Sri Lanka police has always been good at arresting ordinary citizens and allowing politicians to get away with any crime. Must give them a Gold Medal for that. LoL
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Empty Road Monday, 11 June 2018 13:35
I knew there was a reason for less traffic on a Monday morning! Half of Colombo was in jail!
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