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Ex-soldier arrested for producing illicit liquor

Officers of Anuradhapura Police have taken an ex-soldier who was allegedly producing and selling illicit liquor for a long time into custody on Tuesday.

The suspect, a resident of the Vihara Kallanchiya area of the Anuradhapura Police division, was taken into custody along with 50 bottles of kasippu and 495 bottles of goda, on a tip-off received by the Police.

Police sources said that he used to sell kasippu on a grand scale to retails in the district.

The suspect has been released on Police bail, and he is scheduled to be produced before the Anuradhapura Courts on Friday.