Over 1,700 arrested for various crimes within 24-hours | Sunday Observer

Over 1,700 arrested for various crimes within 24-hours

9 July, 2020

The Police had arrested 1,712 suspects over various crimes including the possession of narcotics, firearms and explosives during islandwide raids conducted within 24-hour period between 12am July 7 till 12am on July 8, according to the police media division.

Accordingly, 218 suspects were arrested with 251g and 471mg of heroin, 6kg 402mg and 450g of cannabis was seized and 188 suspects were arrested. Further, 35g and 780mg of Ice were seized during this period and 8 suspects were arrested.

Meanwhile, four suspects have been arrested over the possession of weapons and firearms.

Another 296 suspects were arrested by the police during this period for engaging in the distilling of illicit liquor and 3,603 litres of illicit brew were taken into custody.

In addition, the police had also arrested 342 suspects who had arrest warrants issued against them while another 656 suspects were arrested over various other crimes, the Police Media Division said.