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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 - 13:28
A soldier arrested for the possession of 73 anti-aircraft automatic weapons
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A soldier attached to the Mannar- Periyamadu army camp has been arrested for possession of a stock of weapons.

The stock of weapons had been discovered at his residence in Rideemaliyadda and the 36 year old arrested is an Army soldier of the 26th battalion of the infantry regiment.

273 foreign manufactured live ammunition used for automatic weapons were discovered along with 73 foreign manufactured live ammunition used for anti-aircraft automatic weapons.

In addition, the police noted that 2 locally and foreign manufactured iron barrels were also found in the suspects possession.

 

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