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

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

The Police had arrested 1,714 suspects over various crimes including the possession of narcotics, firearms and explosives during island-wide raids conducted within 24-hour period between 12am July 10 till 12am on July 11, according to the police media division.
Accordingly, 205 suspects were arrested with 137g and 210mg of heroin, 54kg and 198mg of cannabis was seized and 168 suspects were arrested. Further, 7g and 425mg of Ice were seized during this period and 13 suspects were arrested.
Meanwhile, three suspects have been arrested over the possession of weapons and firearms.
Another 317 suspects were arrested by the police during this period for engaging in the distilling of illicit liquor and 5843 litres of illicit brew were taken into custody.
In addition, the police had also arrested 331 suspects who had arrest warrants issued against them while another 677 suspects were arrested over various other crimes, the Police Media Division said.