Navy assists apprehension of suspect for possession of shotgun and ammunition

The Navy and Police STF managed to apprehend a suspect for illegal possession of a shotgun, its ammunition and several other illegal items, during a special search operation conducted at 4th Mile Post, on Puttalam main road on 23rd September 2020.

The Northwestern Naval Command in coordination with the Puttalam Police STF had carried out this special search in which a 12 bore shotgun, 03 of its ammunition, 133 empty ammunition, 370g of lead balls, 01 sword and 01 dirk had been found from a suspicious location at 4th Mile Post. Apart from that, a suspect on the location was too held during this operation.

The suspect has been identified as a resident of Puttalam area aged 48. Meanwhile, the apprehended person along with the seized shotgun and rest of the illegal items were handed over to Puttalam Police for onward legal action.