1,779 arrested for various crimes within 24-hours | Daily News

1,779 arrested for various crimes within 24-hours

The Police had arrested 1,779 suspects over various crimes including the possession of narcotics, firearms and explosives during islandwide raids conducted within 24-hour period between 12am June 30 till 12am on July 1, according to the police media division.

Accordingly, 198 suspects were arrested with 154g and 80 mg of heroin, 234kg 36g and 999mg of cannabis was seized and 161 suspects were arrested. Further, 1kg 957g and 335mg of Ice were seized during this period and 12 suspects were arrested.  

Meanwhile, Six suspects have been arrested over the possession of weapons and firearms. Among the weapons seized are 105 live ammunition and  several other weapons.

Police said one suspect was arrested over the possession of Seven hand grenades.

Another 389 suspects were arrested by the police during this period for engaging in the distilling of illicit liquor and 3,497,875 litres of illicit brew were taken into custody.

In addition, the police had also arrested 292 suspects who had arrest warrants issued against them while another 720 suspects were arrested over various other crimes, the Police Media Division said.


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