Several arrested with firearms by the STF

2020-09-16 at 09:27

Several suspects have been arrested with firearms during operations carried out across the island by the Police Special Task Force. Horana STF officers arrested three suspects last evening with two foreign manufactured revolvers, a locally manufactured 12-bore and five live ammunition in Dickwella, Matara. The suspects are due to be produced before the Matara Magistrate’s Court today.

Meanwhile, Police STF intelligence unit officers recovered firearms and live hand grenades concealed in a property in Meetiyagoda. The Police Media Unit said a foreign manufactured pistol, a foreign and locally manufactured 12-bore firearm, two foreign manufactured live hand grenades and a 9mm live ammunition were found. The individual who concealed the firearms has not been identified yet.

Another two suspects were arrested in Ruwanwella with two locally manufactured 12-bore firearms, by the Crimes Unit of the Seethawakapura Division. The duo is scheduled to be produced before the Ruwanwella Magistrate’s Court today.