Elpitiya Excise carries out raids in Induruwa, Kosgoda, Ethkandura, Ella and Ganegoda


By Harischandra Gunaratna

A team of officers attached to the Elpitiya Excise station recently conducted raids in Induruwa, Kosgoda, Ethkandura, Ella and Ganegoda and seized 16,150 ml spirits, 70,500 ml toddy, distilling equipment and barrels used for transporting illicit liquor and arrested 15 suspects.

OIC of the station Inspector Jayantha de Silva said, one of the suspects was brewing illicit liqour in his house.

The suspects and the items taken into custody were produced before the Balapitiya Magistrate.

The raids were conducted on the orders of Commissioner General of Excise A. Boderagama, on the instructions of Southern Province Excise Commissioner Channa Weerakkody and the supervision of Galle Excise Superintendent Sunil Shantha by a team led by Inspector M. Jayantha de Silva and comprising Inspector Asanka Kalyanapriya, Guards Sarath Gunaratne, W.P.M.Y Madushanka, T.R.T. Jayaweera and driver guard H. Chandana (HG)

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