Sri Lankan Police Arrest Over 10,000 Crime Suspects In Six Days

Sri Lankan Police Arrest Over 10,000 Crime Suspects In Six Days

COLOMBO, Dec 23 (NNN-XINHUA) – Sri Lankan police have arrested over 10,000 suspects, in connection with drug-related offenses and other criminal activities, in a recently launched operation, the police said, yesterday.

The police said in a statement that, they made the arrests in an operation launched on Dec 17, to curb drug trafficking and organised criminal activities.

According to the police, 517 of the 10,456 suspects arrested have been held under detention order, for further interrogation.

The police have also seized drugs, including heroin, and vehicles involved in crime.

Sri Lankan Public Security Minister, Tiran Alles, said earlier that, the government would continue the police operation despite any difficulty.

– NNN-XINHUA

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