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Over 110,000 arrested for various crimes

13 August, 2020

The Police had arrested 119,742 suspects over various crimes including the possession of narcotics, firearms and explosives during island-wide raids conducted from June 6 to August 12, according to the police media division.

Accordingly, 15,404 suspects were arrested with 20kg 951g and 215mg of heroin, 813kg 952mg and 930g of cannabis was seized and 10,657 suspects were arrested. Further, 1kg 657g and 215mg of Ice were seized during this period and 825 suspects were arrested.

Meanwhile, 279 suspects have been arrested over the possession of weapons and firearms.

Police said 36 suspects were arrested over the possession of 380g of explosives, 28 detonators and 42 hand grenades.

Another 24,314 suspects were arrested by the police during this period for engaging in the distilling of illicit liquor and 569,368 litres of illicit brew were taken into custody.

In addition, the police had also arrested 23,139 suspects who had arrest warrants issued against them while another 45,088 suspects were arrested over various other crimes, the Police Media Division said.

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