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Police Special Task Force (STF)

STF seizes over 178 kg of tea leaves mixed with chemicals

A haul of tea leaves suspected to be mixed with chemicals has been taken into the custody of the Special Task Force (STF). The allegedly tainted tea leaves have been found from a factory in Ihala Welgama, Bulathsinhala, stated The Police Media Spokesperson. Accordingly, 178 kg 400 g of processed tea leaves have been taken …

Kanjipani Imran

Kanjipani Imran’s accomplice arrested in Kotahena

Police have arrested another accomplice of notorious organized criminal gang leader ‘Kanjipani Imran’ with the drug Crystal Methamphetamine, also known as ‘ice’, in the Kotahena area. The suspect was arrested following a raid carried out based on information received by the Organised Crime Prevention Unit of the Special Task Force (STF). Police seized 2,080 milligrams …

Army Captain and Corporal arrested on bribery charges

Two individuals including an officer attached to the Army Camp in Weerawila were arrested by the Police STF when attempting to solicit a bribe of Rs 500,000 in the Uva Kuda-oya area in Thanamanvila. According to the Police STF the two suspects had attempted to solicit bribes from several sand mining businessmen in the area. …

Prisons

STF cracks down on contraband entering prisons

The Police STF has uncovered a racket of smuggling various items into prison using children who enter the prison premises to visit inmates. The Ministry of Prison said STF personnel had recovered Rs.5000 concealed within the clothing of a child who had come to visit an inmate incarcerated at the Angunukolapelessa Prison. In addition, the …

STF Sri Lanka

STF continues crackdown on the underworld

Skirmishes between underworld gangs has resulted in 15 deaths so far this year according to the Police STF. According to a high ranking officer of the STF the victims are all members connected to underworld gangs. A further 4 underworld leaders were killed during the course of the year following firefights between the STF and …

Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara

Police curfew imposed in Kandy lifted as of 6AM

The Police curfew imposed in the Kandy administrative district was lifted at 6am this morning. However Police noted the presence of Special Task Force personnel will remain for security purposes and to maintain law and order in the Digana and Teldeniya areas. Meanwhile Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said all government schools in the …

Police Special Task Force (STF)

One killed in shootout between Police STF and alleged underworld members

An alleged underworld figure by the name of ‘Dadallage Manju’ has been killed during a shootout with the Police Special Task Force (STF) in Wattala. A senior STF official said, two other underworld figures that were with him have been arrested. The Police STF had made their way to the car park of the Wattala …

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