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Four members’ of an extortion gang which was forcefully taking money from private buses passing through Dambulla was taken into custody by the Criminal Investigation Department. 

The CID which acted on a tip off was able to apprehend three suspects and the ring leader of the gang who was a resident of Dambulla.

The main suspects had nine others working in three teams to extort money from private buses in the area. The members are believed to have collected Rs. 3200 per hour from buses passing through Dambulla.

The suspects are scheduled to be presented in court. The Criminal Investigation Department is conducting further investigations. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • chandana Friday, 21 January 2011 06:31 AM

    Please do the same thing in other parts of the country as well. Some politicos may be in trouble as they are giving cover to these people

    Dakshina Friday, 21 January 2011 06:56 AM

    Throw the law book hard against

    robinson Friday, 21 January 2011 08:06 AM

    Well done, the authorities. Sri Lanka is becoming cleaner and cleaner. Proud to be a Sri Lankan with these latest developments.

    Cobra Friday, 21 January 2011 01:05 PM

    Jolly good show. Now focus on the thugs who are harassing the the highways authority contractors, demanding kappan.


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