Over 3,300 arrested in countrywide raids | Daily News

Over 3,300 arrested in countrywide raids

Over 3,300 people who committed various offences were arrested during islandwide raids carried out by the Police from 8 p.m. on Thursday to 8 a.m. yesterday.

The raids were conducted under the direction of IGP Pujith Jayasundera. Police had also arrested over 540 drivers who were under the influence of liquor. Police media sources said that over 900 persons who had been evading courts were also arrested during the raids.

Over 900 individuals allegedly involved in various crimes and another 9,000 persons involved in drug smuggling and peddling were also arrested.

Police sources said that over 16,000 Police officers took part in the raids.


 

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