Accomplice of Makandure Madush arrested in Kalawana

A suspect who had been involved in a number of crimes was arrested in Kalawana by the Western Province North Crimes Division.

The suspect is believed to be an accomplice of gang leader Makandure Madush, who is abroad. The suspect had been accused of murdering a person by shooting him in Mattakkuliya on June 5, 2017.

The suspect had abandoned three T-56 weapons and 168 bullets and seven magazines in a car and fled after police gave chase on October 2, 2017. Another T-56 weapon and a magazine and nine rounds of live bullets which were hidden in another house occupied by the suspect in Kalawana, was also found after his arrest on March 8, 2018.

The suspect is responsible for aiding the murder of another person in the Gampaha police range on April 8 in 2017.

The suspect is a 37-year-old resident of Madelgamuwa in Gampaha. The police had taken a stay order from a Magistrate to further question the suspect.

Another person who is believed to have harboured the suspect in these crimes, had also been arrested. 

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