During a special raid carried out in the Western Province, the police have arrested 827 suspects over various charges.
The raids were carried out from 6.00 am yesterday until 5.00 am today (29) on the orders of Western Province Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon.
Among the arrestees, there were 62 hard core criminals.
In addition, 408 persons have been arrested for the illegal possession narcotics.
An accomplice of underworld figure ‘Gagana’, who is currently in prison, has been arrested with 12 T56 assault rifles during a raid carried out by the STF Organized Crimes Unit.