Four arrested over organised crime

The Police have arrested four men connected to organised crime in Kaduwela.

The arrested suspects have been involved in various crimes committed in Gothatuwa, Maharagama, Kaduwela and Kahathuduwa police areas.

The suspects are between the ages of 21 – 43 years and residents of Maththegoda.

Police have taken into custody four motorcycles stolen by the suspects, a three-wheeler, a mobile phone, an air rifle used to threaten and scare people when committing their crimes, a locally-manufactured hand grenade and a foreign-made grenade found in the possession of the suspects.

The suspects have been linked to crimes such as abducting individuals and attempting to seek ransom money, gold chain snatching and thefts and other criminal activities, the police said.

One of the arrested suspects had been wanted in connection with the stabbing and causing serious injuries to a Buddhist monk in the Koswatte police area in the Chilaw division.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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