Clash at Facebook party: 36 arrested

The Ratnapura Police had arrested 24 males and 12 females at a party organised through Facebook at a hotel in Durekkanda, Ratnapura early last morning. The arrests were based on reports received that they had been involved in a clash with residents of the area, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

During the raid, Police had recovered 530 grams of the drug Ice and four grams of Cannabis from a 24-year-old at the party. The suspect is a resident of Hendala, Wattala. Police had also recovered four poisonous pills from another 26-year-old at the party, a resident of Bobuwela, Kalutara.

The two suspects were scheduled to be produced before the Ratnapura Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

The other suspects aged between 20 and 30, are residents of Ratnapura, Kalutara, Mount Lavinia, Kurunegala, Wattala, Matara and Monaragala have been released on police bail. Ratnapura Police are conducting further investigations.

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