STF seize illicit cigarettes, liquor
The Special Task Force (STF) yesterday arrested a person with 95,400
cartons of illegally imported cigarettes worth over Rs 2 million at the
Kollupitiya Public Market complex yesterday.
The suspect from Dalugama , Kelaniya was handed over to Kollupitiya
Police for further investigations. Meanwhile, two persons were arrested
with 12 grammes of heroin in Dehiwala and Gampaha by the STF on the same
The Special Weapons and Tactics Unit on the direction of SP G J
Sylvester arrested the first suspect near the Dehiwala railway station
and seized a three wheeler as well.
The second suspect was nabbed at Keppetipola juncion, Gampaha.
The suspects were handed over to the Police Anti- Narcotics Bureau
for further investigations. The STF also arrested nine suspects and
seized 503 bottles of illicit liquor after they raided illicit liquor
breweries in Anuradhapura, Negombo, Galle, Ratnapura, Siyambalanduwa,
Kosgoda, Pitigala and Mawathagama. YG