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Tipsy passenger arrested

A passenger on a Mihin Lanka flight travelling from Dubai to Sri Lanka, was arrested for unruly behaviour by the Bandaranaike International Airport Police on Monday.

Police said he had been under the influence of liquor and his behaviour had disturbed the crew and passengers.

Despite being advised by the pilot, he had turned violent and assaulted two crew members when the plane was about to land.

The BIA police produced the suspect at the Aluthkade magistrate's court who granted him bail. BIA Police are investigating.

Suspect nabbed for thefts

Balagolla Police on Monday, arrested a suspect in connection with a series of crimes committed in various parts of the island.

Police said the suspect had been responsible for snatching gold chains, stealing money and valuable items.

Interrogations revealed the suspect together with three others had carried out thefts in Wennappuwa, Mihintale, Anuradhapura, Pugoda, Negombo and Kandy.

Police seized cigarettes worth Rs 150,000, mobile phones and receipts of pawned jewellery worth Rs 700,000.

Police also found a pair of handcuffs, a locally made pistol and T 56 bullets used to carry out the robberies. Balagolla Police are investigating.

Nepalese found dead

Bambalapitiya Police found the body of a Nepalese national hanging at a night club on Monday. Poorna Bahadur (32), had been the DJ at the night club. Investigations are continuing.

The body was sent to the Colombo National Hospital morgue.

Maldivian arrested for fraud

A Maldivian national was arrested on Monday for allegedly cheating Rs 51,800 from a resident of Maharagama.

Police said the suspect had sent an SMS to the victim saying he had won Rs 500,000 in a raffle from a leading beverage company.

The suspect had asked the victim to make a payment to collect the prize money. The suspect was to be produced before the Maharagama magistrate's court.

Treasure hunters arrested

Nine persons were arrested while hunting for treasure in Hallolukanda, Kotakadeniyawa.

Police seized a backhoe loader, a compressor and two detonators used in the illegal act.

The suspects were to be produced before the Minuwangoda magistrate.



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