Jun 16, 2017

Piliyandala shooting mastermind apprehended

The main suspect in the shooting of a Police Narcotics Bureau officer and a girl and causing injuries to two police officers and civilians during a drugs raid on May 15 in Piliyandala, was apprehended in the Medirigiriya Police area yesterday (15).

According to police, at the time of the arrest the suspect had 10 grams of heroin in his possession.

The 27-year-old suspect is a resident of Kurunda road Negombo and has warrants for his arrest over crimes committed in Ambalangoda, Uragasmanghandiya and Ahungalla areas.

The arrested suspect will be produced before the Matugama Magistrate today (16) while the Mirihana Special Crimes Unit is conducting investigations.