Monday, 10 November 2014 - 13:27
Three more persons who purchased firearms from Rakwana illegal plant arrested
Police have arrested another three persons who bought fire-arms from the illegal factory of Atakalampanna that was raided recently at Madampe in Rakwana.
Police Media Spokesman Office stated that the two suspects were arrested and a locally made 7.6 millimeter revolver and a shot gun in their possession were seized at Galpatha in North Kalutara yesterday.
In addition, another suspect with a revolver in his possession was also arrested yesterday at Paragahadeniya in Horana.
The three suspects were arrested on the information provided by the owner of the illegal fire-arm factory during police questioning.
Seven persons from Ratnapura, Rakwana, Navagamuwa, and Hanwella areas who bought illegal fire-arms from this factory were arrested with 18 weapons on the 4th of this month.
The suspects who were arrested yesterday in Kalutara and Horana are scheduled to be produced before Courts today.