Three women arrested for assaulting police officers during raid

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Bandaragama Police have arrested three women for allegedly assaulting and injuring a group of police officers during a drug raid in the Atulugama area in Bandaragama.

The raids were carried out on the morning of the 9th following information received that a person from the Marawa area in Bandaragama had been involved in cannabis trafficking for some time.

Five officers of Bandaragama Police arrested a man with cannabis at a house in Marawa area and while preparing to handcuff him, the suspect’s wife, daughter, son-in-law and another person have attacked the police officers biting them and ripping their uniforms.

The suspect’s relatives behaving violently had got the suspect freed, the police said.

Four police officers including two female officers were injured in the incident and admitted to the hospital. The police have arrested three women who were involved in the violent attack.

Police have launched an operation to find the fugitive suspect and are working to arrest more people involved in the attack.

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