Impersonator nabbed in Horana for taking ransom from several individuals

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An individual who pretended to be an officer of the Walana Central Anti-Corruption Unit and took extortion money from drug and alcohol traffickers was arrested by the officers of the Unit yesterday (18).

According to Police, the suspect was arrested while he was in Horana to collect 0.5 million worth ransom money. He was subsequently handed over to the Horana Police station.

Police had also found several grams of heroin in his possession.

The suspect is scheduled to be produced before the Horana magistrate court today.