Illicit hooch dealers nabbed
Officers from STF headquarters raided an illegal liquor brewery at
Egoda Ekala, Ja Ela and arrested a man and a woman with illicit liquor
and equipment on Tuesday.
The duo were nabbed with 1050 litres of illicit liquor. The police
also found 25 fine receipts issued by court. Ja Ela police are
Meanwhile, Batticaloa, Malwaththa STF officers took into custody
eleven persons who were illegally loading sand and seized three Canter
vehicles at Neinakadu, Samanthurai on Tuesday. STF ASP Sisira Kumara
directed the raid. SI Wijeratne and a team arrested the suspects,
residents of Samanthurai and Sahindamadu who were handed over to
Samanthurai Police for further investigations.
Kanthale STF personnel meanwhile took into custody 10 persons for
transporting illegally felled timber near Sunnakkadu forest reserve in
Bogaspitiya on Tuesday. The police also seized 12 bullock carts along
with 24 bulls.
The suspects are from Kinniya who are alleged to have cut down Kon,
Ketakela, Welan, Mora trees. Kanthale Police are investigating.