Two arrested over possession of firearm

2020-09-26 at 11:15

The Southern Province Special Crimes Investigating Unit has arrested two suspects for the possession of a foreign manufactured pistol and eight clips of ammunition.

Police arrested an individual from Koggala based on a tip off received by the Unit, claiming the individual was in possession of a weapon.

However, it was later discovered the suspect had sold the firearm to another.

Accordingly, Police revealed the suspect was arrested along with the weapon and ammunition that was dug up from the garden at his residence.

The suspects are due to be produced before the Welisara Magistrates Court today.