Mawanella SLFP organizer arrested with weapons

Published : 9:09 am  October 19, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Darshana Sanjeewa   

Former Provincial Councillor and Mawanella SLFP organizer Mohammed Imitiaz Cader was arrested by the STF yesterday morning at his house in Kegalle with three weapons including a MP5K weapon used only for VIP protection in Sri Lanka.   


Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said a T-56 rifle, a repeater gun and rounds of ammunition were recovered from the suspect’s house.   SP Gunasekara said the suspect had been in possession of those weapons without a licence.   

The spokesman said the 47-year-old suspect from Kegalle was arrested following information received by IGP Pujith Jayasundara, who then informed STF Commandant Senior DIG M.R. Latheef to conduct the raid.   

Investigations are being carried out to determine the objective behind the possession of those weapons.   The suspect was handed over to the Organized Crimes Investigation Division for further investigations.