Illicit liquor den in Poonewa raided by Navy | Daily News


Illicit liquor den in Poonewa raided by Navy

The Navy raided an illicit liquor den and apprehended a person with a stock of illicit liquor, during a foot patrol conducted in Weditibbagala, Poonewa yesterday.

While playing a pivotal role for the defence of the country, the Navy has also been conducting regular operations to curb illegal activities performed by a handful of lawbreakers.

Accordingly, a group of naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command had raided a place where illicit liquor being distilled in Weditibbagala, Poonewa.

During the raid, a suspect with 30 liters of ‘goda’, 10 liters of spirit and several equipment used to distill illicit liquor were taken into custody.

The accused was identified as a resident of the same area, aged 50. Meanwhile, the suspect along with seized items were handed over to the Medawachchiya Police for onward action.

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