Two who assaulted Excise officer arrested in Matugama
The Kalutara Criminal Investigation Division says that two persons who assaulted a Inspector of the Excise Special Operations Unit with a sharp weapon and robbed him of Rs.245,000 were arrested.
Police took custody of a sword, a knife, and 5 grams and 553 milligrams of heroin in the suspect’s possession. From information revealed from a suspect who was arrested in Matugama, Police arrested the other suspect in Kalutara area.
According to the information received by the Special Operations Unit of Excise that there is drug trafficking going on in Matugama, Sirikandura area, Excise officials disguised themselves as drug dealers and came to that area under the guise of buying drugs.
The smugglers misled the excise officials and brought an excise inspector to the forest area using a ruse, attacked the inspector with a sword, robbed him fled. The injured officer was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital. Police stated that another suspect in connection with this attack is to be arrested.
The arrested two suspects were handed over to the Matugama Police to produce them before the Matugama Magistrate’s Court. Kalutara Criminal Investigation Division conducting investigations.
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