Police Media Spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana states that the individual who orchestrated the group behind the Aluthgama jewellery heist has been placed under arrest.
The individual was placed under arrest yesterday in the Girithale area in Polonnaruwa.
The 52 year old suspect who was produced before court yesterday was ordered to be placed under further custody until the 26th of this month.
According to police the accused has been charged with 14 accounts of crime, out of which the latest was the Aluthgama jewellery heist.
The individual had possessed a 9mm hand gun, a revolver, five rounds of ammunition, 109 gem stones, 22 rings & 23 gold sovereigns.