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Monday, 21 May 2018 - 16:51
5 persons arrested with arms & ammunition in Ambepussa
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Police have arrested 5 persons, members of a criminal gang, in Ambepussa following a tip-off while they were on their way to kidnap a person and kill him.
 
They were arrested last night (May 20), while they were travelling by a van.
 
The suspects are residents of Nawagampura in Ampara, Rathgama in Galle, Walpola in Angoda, Asillawatte in Borukgamuwa and Pitawalawatte in Bopitiya.
 
Police also found 2 revolvers, 11 ammunition, 2 knives and 42.7g of heroin.
 
It was also revealed that the suspects were planning to abduct a resident of Lenagala in Warakapola after breaking into a house.
 
Few of those suspects are wanted criminals, the police said.
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