Over 6,000 traffic violators arrested in four-hour operation

The Police arrested 3,560 persons and another 6,020 were charged with traffic violations during a four-hour special operation carried out across the country yesterday morning.

The Police said the raid was conducted under the direct supervision of IGP Pujith Jayasundera.

Nearly 18,000 Police officers participated in the raid. The special operation had been conducted from 3.00 am to 7.00 am.

Over 900 suspects had been arrested in connection with various crimes, 1,124 wanted suspects, 468 drunk drivers were arrested, the Police said.

In addition, 992 persons were arrested with heroin, other illicit drugs and liquor.

Another two persons were arrested with illegal firearms and one person with a grenade. According to Police, there had been 13 such operations during the year so far. In these raids 12,099 warranted suspects were arrested and another 64,143 persons charged with traffic violations. 

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