Suspect arrested with T-56 ammunition haul in Minuwangoda

Police have apprehended a suspect in the Japalawatte

area of Minuwangoda for the possession of ammunition during the ‘Yukthiya’ special police operation yesterday (09).

During the raid, authorities have recovered two magazines used in T-56 assault rifles, two pistol magazines, and 144 live rounds of T-56 ammunition.

In addition to the ammunition, officers also discovered 8 grams of heroin found in the suspect’s possession.

The suspect, identified as a 43-year-old resident of Minuwangoda, is believed to be connected to a larger network of organized crime. 

Initial investigations suggest that the ammunition and magazines may have been supplied by a criminal hiding overseas, the police said.