Nikaweratiya Police in special operation, nabs 246 wanted suspects

By conducting a four hour operation to nab criminals, the Crime branch of the Nikaweratiya Police unit in Kurunegala, had succeeded in arresting 246 wanted suspects including 15 persons who were on warrants. Accordingly, Police officers attached to ten police stations of the Kotawehera, Rasanayakapura, Nikaweratiya, Kobeigane, Galgamuwa, Maho, Ambanpola, Meegalewa,Giribawa and Polpithigama, had taken part in the special operation, said SP Sanjeewa Bandara of the Nikaweratiya Police Division.

Meanwhile, a suspect with a gun has been arrested near the Bird Sanctuary of Kotuattawala, Nikaweratiya, by the Nikaweratiya Police. The suspect is believed to be a frequent poacher who kills birds and rare wild animals for their flesh which is sold to tourist hotels in the area, a Police officer told the Daily News yesterday (12).


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