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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 20:52
STF launches special operation in South
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The Special Task Force has launched a special operation to curb the current underworld activities which are taking place in several parts of the country including in the South.
 
An STF spokesperson told us that the operation has already been launched in Galle, Matara, Elpitiya, and Tangalle police divisions.
 
Several underworld activities were reported during the last few days.
 
The jewellery shop heist in Matara town and the exchange of fire between the STF and a group of underworld gangsters were the latest incidents.
 
It is reported that one of the underworld kingpins, Makandure Madush, who is hiding overseas, is the mastermind behind most of these crimes.
 
Meanwhile, 2 322 suspects including 423 wanted suspects were arrested during a special operation conducted by police last night and early this morning.
 
The first phase of the operation was conducted from 10 to 12 midnight yesterday while the second phase was conducted from 3 to 5 early this morning.
 
Over 14,000 police officers participated in this operation.
 
Among the arrested, there are 650 drunk drivers, 635 wanted suspects in connection with various crimes and 5 others for possessing illegal arms.
 
Police Media spokesman, SP, Ruwan Gunesekera said that another 531 heroin dealers, 78 illicit liquor sellers and who behave indecently in public were also arrested.
 
In addition, 5, 254 cases have been filed for traffic violations.
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