A joint four hour search operation conducted by the Puttalam Police
and the STF on Thursday helped recover a haul of illegal arms and
ammunition and illicit meat and other items.
Nine suspects were arrested in this connection. The Police said 19
households came under inspection during this operation conducted by 87
police officers and 62 STF personnel. The suspects were due to be
produced before the Puttalam Magistrate yesterday.
The items recovered included one 16 bore gun and 121 live cartridges,
one 12 bore repeater gun and five live ammunition, one 12 bore gun and
157 live ammunition, one T-56 rifle, one magazine and 29 cartridges, one
live hand bomb of a foreign make, carcass of a rabbit, 10 parcels of
different kinds of meat, a deer hide, one sword, six banned knives and a
robbed motor cycle and several spare parts.
Officers of the Mankulam police recovered four hand grenades and
1,071 live ammunition of various types during a search operation
conducted in Kalkuwara, Mankulam on Thursday.
No arrests were made. Investigations are continuing.