A total of 46,637 suspects have been arrested for various crimes including for the possession of narcotics, firearms and explosives by the police during island-wide raids conducted from June 6 to 30 midnight, police said.
Accordingly, a total of 10,968 suspects were arrested over procession of heroin, cannabis and Ice drugs. The police seized 7.1 kgs of heroin, over 295 kgs of cannabis and over 1 kg of Ice drugs.
Police said 89 suspects were arrested with 11 T-56 rifles, a T-81 rifle which were seized by the STF in Pitipana and 26 Bore 12 firearms, 3 pistols, 46 repeaters, 35 other firearms, 578 ammunitions, 3 swords and 2 knifes.
Ten suspects were arrested over possession of 367g of explosives, 23 detonators and 10 hand grenades.
Over 401,000 litres of illicit liquor were taken into custody along with 9,198 suspects during the period.
Police said 9,077 suspects who were issued arrest warrants and 17,275 other suspects were also among the arrested.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)