Special island wide police operation nabs over 3000 for traffic violations

Sri Lankan police officers gather following a shootout on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. A police official said former lawmaker Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and two of his supporters were killed Saturday in an intraparty shootout during local council elections. (AP Photo/ Eranga Jayawardena)

A special four-hour operation launched Tuesday (30) night covering all police divisions across the island has made over 3000 arrests for traffic violations and seized consignments of illegal drugs and alcohol.

The special police operation under the direction of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundera was carried out between 11:00 p.m. Tuesday and 3:00 a.m. Wednesday by all police stations in the country.

Police Headquarters said that 3,115 motorists who violated the road rules were nabbed during the four-hour operation.

During the operation, 20,913 vehicles were checked by police at 1,308 roadblocks and inspected 42,673 persons.

The suspects arrested in this operation include 719 persons who were drunk, 554 suspects in connection with various crimes and 397 on arrest warrants.

There were 3,715 motor traffic cases, 46 cases for drunken behavior and 420 illegal alcohol raids. The police also seized five rifles.

In addition, police seized 3,800 liters of illegal alcohol, 13.943 grams heroin, 11.293 kilograms of Cannabis, and 176 miligrams of other drugs.

Leave a Reply