Excise Dept. arrest 27,234 suspects | Daily News


Raids at illicit distilleries from January to July

Excise Dept. arrest 27,234 suspects

The Excise Department has arrested 27,234 suspects engaged in the illicit liquor trade between January and July, Department Deputy Commissioner Kapila Kumarasinghe told the Daily News yesterday. Of the suspects arrested, around 2,398 were female, he said.

The total number of raids conducted by the department during this year stands at 27,232, Kumarasinghe added. The suspects have been fined a total of Rs.104 million, he said.

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