33 persons have been placed under arrest during a joint raid which was carried out in the Borella, T-20 watta area.
The raid was carried out jointly by the Special Task Force & the Narcotics Bureau.
According to the office of the Police Media Spokesperson the raid which had commenced at 5.30 am this morning had concluded at 8 am.
05 individuals who had been warranted, 08 offenders who had been evading authorities and 12 other offenders wanted in relation to robberies were apprehended during these raids.
Moreover 04 suspects who had possessed heroin, 01 suspect who had possessed an illegal firearm and 03 others who had harboured cannabis were also said to have been placed under custody during these raids.
Meanwhile a group of residents have begun a protest adjoining to the Dematagoda railway grounds expressing their dissent against this raid.
According to the office of the police media spokesperson the protest which is being carried out at present is said to be causing traffic congestion along the baseline road.