May 09, 2019

Swords, knives recovered in Maligawatte

Several weapons including swords were discovered inside a well adjacent to a mosque in close proximity to the Keththarama stadium, in Maligawatte, Colombo earlier yesterday (May 8).

Divers of the Harbour Police searched the well during a raid conducted by the Maradana Police based on a tipoff.

Forty-six brand new swords manufactured in China, 12 second-hand swords, 52 knives, a firearm manufactured overseas and 5 compatible bullets were discovered in the 30 foot deep well.

Police added that 15 grams of the narcotic substance ICE and 26 CDs which were stored inside a waterproof package were found inside the well.

According to Police the swords discovered today, are similar to the swords found in raids of other mosques.

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