38 arrested in night raid

On the instructions of the Inspector General of Police, a raid was conducted by Galewela Police in the area under its purview on Friday night and 38 offenders were taken into custody on various charges, within four hours.

The majority of them (28) were traffic offenders, while five were in possession of cannabis and hooch. Two persons who behaved indecently under the influence of liquor were also arrested. Two others were also arrested for suspicious behavior. A suspect who had a warrant against him too was apprehended during the raid.

The 38 are to be produced in the Dambulla Magistrate’s Court, police said.

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