August 7, 2020

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Several vehicles belonging to two PNB officers under detention seized

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Four lorries, two vans and a luxury car belonging to two police officers attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) have been taken into custody from Pallewela, Gampaha this evening (09).

These PNB officers in question are currently under detention over the alleged links they had with drug dealers.

The raid was carried out by the officers of the crimes investigation unit of Gampaha Police, under the supervision of Senior Superintendent of Police of the said police division, on a tip-off received by the Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province.

One of the four lorries belongs to a Police Sergeant and the rest of the vehicles were owned by a Sub-Inspector, according to reports.

All these vehicles had been rented to a factory in the area of Banduragoda in Pallewela.

The two vans were registered under a relative of the PNB Sub-Inspector, who was employed at the said factory, the police said.

The seized vehicles are to be handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further investigations.

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