Jaffna Police arrests moonshiner


Jaffna Police yesterday (19) said that a 38-year-old suspect was arrested from the Anaikkoddai area with three swords, moonshine and apparatuses used to distil moonshine in his possession.

Jaffna Police carried out a raid and arrested the suspect following a tip off received by the intelligence unit functioning under the Senior Superintendent of Police of Jaffna.

Accordingly, 8 litres of moonshine, raw materials used for distillation, 50 litres of goda and three swords were seized.

The suspect along with the seized items was handed over to Jaffna Police for legal action. Police are conducting further inquiries.

By Naalir Jamaldeen