Special operation launched in western province to nab violators of health rules

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Police Media Unit announced that an operation has been launched in the Western Province to check whether the public is following proper health instructions and to find persons violating the health rules.

During a sudden operation launched in the Western Province yesterday (02) 658 police officers at 257 roadblocks have inspected 2,623 vehicles and 4,331 persons.

During the two-hour operation from 3-5 pm yesterday, seven vehicles and 136 persons taken into custody.

Among the suspects arrested were 38 who had evaded court, 43 who could not prove their identities as well as persons involved in various crimes, the spokesman said.

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