Prison guard nabbed in Welikada with suspicious pills


A woman prison guard attached to Welikada prison was arrested by the STF yesterday (17) with some suspicious pills when she entered the prison.

When she was about to be arrested, she immediately snatched the pills and tried to hide them in her mouth.  

The pills have been submitted to the Prison’s Hospital doctors to check whether they are pharmaceutical or narcotic pills.

According to the orders and instructions of the Commanding Officer of the STF DIG Varuna Jayasundara, a group of WPCs along with STF Police Sergeant Athulamudali made the arrest at the prison’s checkpoint where guards and inmates are checked for contraband.